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.


The Redford Center invited young people to make a 90-second film to tell their story, raise their voice, and help change the conversation about what environmentalism and environmental justice looks like so we can move more people into action. Check out details and celebrations below!

CONGRATULATIONS Participants in the 2021 Challenge!

View 11 of this year’s Award-Winning Films…

And check out just some of the highlights from over 400 submissions in our montage video…

2021 Redford Center Stories “Best Of” Montage from The Redford Center on Vimeo.

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!

*Full list of 2021 Award Recipients below!  Thank you to ALL participants – your work is incredible!


Thank You 2021 Redford Center Stories Challenge Judges!

Dylan Redford

Co-Chair of the Board of Directors, Redford Center

Robert Redford

Co-Founder, Redford Center

Sibylle Szaggars Redford

Multi-Media Artist

Lisa Jackson

Apple’s VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives

Coyote Peterson

YouTube Personality, Host of Animal Planet’s “Brave The Wild"

Katie Eder

Executive Director, Future Coalition

Faith E. Briggs


Elizabeth Lindsey

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.  Special recognition and opportunities for youth ages 10-14!

The Redford Center is awarding over $10,000 in incentives and prizes to celebrate challenge winners (educators and students), including opportunities to create a film with filmmaker Pita Juarez, student-directed donations, tree-planting, Apple gift cards, + more.  Many special awards for filmmaking, creativity, special effects, research, narrative, and class participation too!  Participation was free and open to all…Challenge Awards announced on Earth Day.

“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