Join the Redford Center, and students, educators, activists, and storytellers/filmmakers across the globe, in cultivating collective hope and action, tackling real-world issues, encouraging engagement and advocacy, and bringing people together to inspire and enact solutions. Join us!
Cross-disciplinary, media-rich, free, project-based curriculum designed to empower youth as changemakers exploring and activating the power of storytelling to impact social- environmental justice. Includes films, stories, activities, and mini-challenges to develop vision/ voice, + final film challenge.
Congratulations to our 2021 Challenge participants!
“The Ripple” by Shannon Germaine (Ann Arbor, MI)
“I Live Here” Category
Highest Distinction: “Even Little Things” by Natalia Vowles (Aptos, CA)
High Distinction: “Island Home” by Ethan Juarez, Boedy Tapia, Eliseo Hayes (Kapolei, HI)
Distinction: “Home is Where the Water Runs Clean” by Grace Emery (New Albany, OH)
“I’m Not Who You Think I Am, I’m an Environmentalist” Category
Highest Distinction: “Divest” by Magdalena Meyers-Dahlkamp (Oakland, CA)
High Distinction: “Bottle, Bottle” by Ty Juene (Dover, MA)
Distinction: “Greenswell” by Jamie Tarrow (Maplewood, NJ)
Highest Distinction: “Our Future” by Eloise Sent (Tiburon, CA)
High Distinction: “Nature” by Isabella O’Brien (Fairfax, CA)
Distinction: “Environmentalism in My Garden” by Phoebe Wang (Moorestown, NJ)
Nautilus Science Prize
“One Step Closer” by Annabelle VanderMarck and Piper Lasater (San Francisco, CA)
Also, watch Redford Center Executive Director, Jill Tidman, Coyote Peterson and John Steele of Nautilus Magazine celebrate this year’s annual Redford Center Stories Challenge and announce the 2021 award recipients!
Thank You 2021 Redford Center Stories Challenge Judges!
Co-Chair of the Board of Directors, Redford Center
Co-Founder, Redford Center
Sibylle Szaggars Redford
Apple’s VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives
YouTube Personality, Host of Animal Planet’s “Brave The Wild"
Executive Director, Future Coalition
Faith E. Briggs
National Geographic Explorer
Chloe Mei Espinosa & Ella Lin Espinosa
About the Redford Center Stories Challenge
Young people across the globe are bringing an infusion of energy to the movement for environmental justice — and we invited your students to be a part of it! The Redford Center invited young people to tell their story, raise their voice, and help change the conversation about what environmentalism and environmental justice looks like through short video format (90 seconds or less) so we can move more people into action. Stay tuned for details on the 2022 Stories Challenge!
“It’s time to hand the reins to our youth and encourage them to become the designers of their future. Young people have the optimism, energy, and fresh perspective we need to meet our environmental challenges head-on. We must honor their efforts and support them as leaders.”
– Robert Redford