Glass Wins Brower Youth Award for Scotchmans Work
A baker’s dozen years ago, the Earth Island Institute established the Brower Youth Award for Environmentalism, in memory of its founder, renowned environmentalist David Brower. In 2012, Wildman Films’ Jake Glass was one of the six recipients of this prestigious award, in recognition of his work in En Plein Air.
“The Brower Youth Award was an amazing opportunity for both Wildman Pictures and for FSPW,” Jake said, in his typical, low-key manner. “The Award honors young environmental “change-makers” who have created a positive impact through a self-designed project; we were quite honored to have been chosen! After winning the award, Joe and I were met by BYA’s film crew, Rikshaw Films, in Montana, ironically enough. We spent a few days filming a short documentary about our documentary (things really got weird when Joe began to film them filming us!). Last October, I spent a week in San Francisco with the other award recipients. Let me tell you, these kids are doing AMAZING things! While in California, I attended several workshops and trainings that have helped us elevate our work. The week culminated in a ceremony where our short documentaries were shown and we were introduced to the West Coast environmental community. Feel free to check out our website for pictures and to see my acceptance speech! The Brower Youth Awards are a great opportunity for any young person committed to changing the world!”
See related story on Jake's work with Grass Routes here.