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Connecting with Food: A Tool for Social Change by Nikki Henderson
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Nikki Henderson sends the important message in this video of "gathering people together with food."  Food is a tool for social change.  All of our movements are the same, we are fighting for the same thing happy, healthy, thriving people and planet. The best way to weave us together?: Feed the People. Nikki is the Executive Director of People's Grocery in West Oakland, CA. Under her leadership, the organization has launched a new strategic campaign focused on revitalizing the economy of West Oakland through all aspects of the food system. In 2010, Nikki was featured in ELLE Magazine as one of the five Gold Awardees. She is speaking at the Connecting for Change Conference sponsored by the Marion Institute.

EarthSayer Nikki Henderson
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Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Farming and Food Production More Details
Environmentally Responsible Investments by Kyle Thiermann
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Meet Santa Cruz' Kyle Thiermann, one of the Earth Island Institute's 2011 Brower Youth Award Winners! Kyle's surf videos, Surfing for Change, have created millions of dollars in environmentally responsible investments.

EarthSayer Kyle Thiermann
Date unknown Format Documentary
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Our Youth Speak Up More Details
EcoRyders by Victor Davila
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Making environmental education fun and engaging for young folks is Victor Davila's passion, leading him to establish EcoRyders, a series of summer workshops that combine environmental and health education with skateboarding. Workshop participants build their own skateboards and learn about pressing environmental issues in their community. EcoRyders offers a way to tackle both high obesity rates among local youth as well as lack of public transportation in the area. He accepts the Brower Youth Award.

The Brower Youth Awards recognize people ages 13 to 22 living in North America who have shown outstanding leadership on a project or campaign with positive environmental and social impact.     

EarthSayer Victor Davila
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Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Our Youth Speak Up More Details
ORANG, Girl Scout Cookies, and Palm Oil by Tomtishen & Madison
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Rhiannon Tomtishen & Madison Vorva created Project ORANG (Orangutans Really Appreciate and Need Girls Scouts) in 2007. They discovered that the Girl Scouts' iconic cookies contain palm oil, and that palm oil plantations are one of the leading causes of orangutan habitat destruction. They started a campaign to get the Girl Scouts to replace palm oil with a more eco-friendly oil instead. They have since partnered with Rainforest Action Network, co-authoring a petition that has generated more than 70,000 emails to the Girl Scouts headquarters.  Both a great admirers of Jane Goodall.

EarthSayers Rhiannon Tomtishen; Madison Vorva
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Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Our Youth Speak Up More Details
The Philadelphia Urban Creators by Alex Epstein
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Alex Epstein co-founded New York 2 New Orleans Coalition, an network of New York City high school students mobilizing around the parallel struggles of New Orleans and their own communities. When he moved to Philadelphia for college, Alex helped co-found The Philadelphia Urban Creators (PUC) — an outfit of young community organizers trying to build relationships with Philadelphia communities to help them develop sustainably, and equitably, from the ground up. He accepts the Brower Youth Award.

The Brower Youth Awards recognize people ages 13 to 22 living in North America who have shown outstanding leadership on a project or campaign with positive environmental and social impact.

EarthSayer Alex Epstein
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Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Our Youth Speak Up More Details
Brower Award Speech by Activist Tania Pulido
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Tania Pulido runs a community garden that's more than just a place to grow food. The Berryland garden in the Iron Triangle neighborhood of Richmond, CA, is also a space where local youth can take summer apprenticeships and learn about issues like climate change and environmental racism. Here is a video about her work in her community, a food desert.  Tania is deeply involved in issues impacting the health of her community, including a campaign against the local Chevron oil refinery. She accepts the Brower Youth Award.

The Brower Youth Awards recognize people ages 13 to 22 living in North America who have shown outstanding leadership on a project or campaign with positive environmental and social impact.  

EarthSayer Tania Pulido
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Rapid, Dramatic Changes in What We Do by Randy Hayes
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Despite California legislation to address global warming, greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase. Four degree annual temperature rise is what we may expect. Randy Hayes, Rainforest Action Network founder, has been described in the Wall Street Journal as “an environmental pit bull.” He works from Washington DC at Foundation Earth, a new organization rethinking a human order that works within the planet’s life support systems.

EarthSayer Randy Hayes
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Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Forests More Details
Youth Activist Alec Loorz at Bioneers
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How a young activist called Alec Loorz grew to be a main stage speaker at Bioneers.

EarthSayer Alec Loorz
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When the Ordinary Just Won't Do by Renee Ward
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The message to forget about guarding oneself and masking who you are, rather, to be honest and dismiss the pretense that everyone wil like you or agree with you is essential to furthering cause of sustainability.  The Reverend Renee Ward courageously champions causes close to her heart without worrying about what people think or whether they agree with her.  Her speech was sponsored by TEDxConcordiaUPortland. Their 2012 schedule of speeches is here.

EarthSayer Renee Ward
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Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Portland Sustainability Leaders More Details
The Green Collar Economy by Van Jones
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Van Jones is the founder and president Green For All, based in Oakland, California.  He is committed to creating "green pathways out of poverty," while greatly expanding the coalition fighting global warming.  His newest book, Rebuild the Dream, may be ordered by clicking on the image.

Complete video here.

EarthSayer Van Jones
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Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Transforming Our Economy More Details
 

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