James Redford Uses Storytelling for Climate Justice and to Inspire the Next Generation

We discussed sustainability, advocacy, and philanthropy with filmmaker and kind human James Redford. He shares the inspiration behind his films and the objectives of the nonprofit Redford Center, which he founded with his father in 2005. We’re excited about his dedication to make a difference in the world by promoting kindness and supporting others! READ MORE HERE

Filling ‘The Hope Gap’ – Sharing Stories of Resilience, Progress, and Success with Jill Tidman

Life is a gift, and Jill Tidman has dedicated hers to making a difference. She believed that every person can create positive change in their own way. Her dedication to environmentalism is unwavering and with her role as the Executive Director at the Redford Center, she has turned her passion into action by amplifying the unsung heroes that are paving the way for environmental conservation and change. READ MORE HERE

Trump's coronavirus failures offer warnings and lessons about future climate change challenges

NBC News
By Robert Redford and James Redford: There is no denying that we are living through one of the greatest societal challenges in recent memory. It's impossible to list all of the difficult choices and changes — the loss, the sacrifice, the uncertainty, the fear — forced upon us by COVID-19. As everyone continues to adjust to a changed world, we have been sharing a few questions. What has the scourge of COVID-19 revealed to us? Will any of these hard-won lessons help us as we turn to face the potential calamity of climate change that looms on the horizon? READ MORE HERE

In Celebration of Earth Day 2020, The Redford Center Announces National Environmental Video Contest Winners

PR Web
Aiming to recognize and celebrate the way students across the country are emerging as environmental leaders, The Redford Center--an environmental film and media nonprofit co-founded by Robert Redford and his son James Redford--celebrates the culmination of the inaugural year of Redford Center Stories: an environmental storytelling contest for middle school students with video submissions submitted from across the U.S. READ MORE HERE

The Redford Center to Distribute Funds to Environmental Filmmakers

PR Web
The Redford Center, a non-profit environmental media organization that accelerates environmental and climate justice, solutions and repair, announced today it will run its environmental Grants program as planned and open the call for proposals today. “Independent artists and filmmakers, particularly those working in documentary, are facing dramatic shifts to the industry and their livelihoods as a result of COVID-19,” said Jill Tidman, Executive Director of The Redford Center. “Every bit of support helps right now.” READ MORE HERE

The Redford Center, Apple and 4Ocean Team Up to Build Youth Climate Leadership Through New Environmental Video Contest

With youth across the globe bringing an infusion of energy and engagement to climate movements, The Redford Center, an environmental film and media nonprofit co-founded by filmmaker James Redford, and his father, actor Robert Redford, is launching its newest program aimed at developing youth leadership. Redford Center Stories will engage students in interactive learning and creative storytelling for an environmental video contest with winners announced on Earth Day (April 22, 2020) in partnership with Apple. READ MORE

Robert Redford: Don’t let Trump pollute our lakes and streams

Washington Post
The real star of my 1992 movie, “A River Runs Through It,” was not supposed to be Brad Pitt. It was supposed to be Montana’s iconic Big Blackfoot River, which starts as a watery thread up near the Continental Divide and runs down to its confluence with the Clark Fork near Missoula, about 75 miles west. The Blackfoot was so badly degraded by decades of gold mining and logging waste, though, we shot the film instead mostly on the Gallatin River 200 miles away. Today, the Blackfoot is on the mend, thanks to state and local action grounded in common-sense federal protections for clean water in our rivers, lakes, estuaries and bays.If there’s one thing, in fact, we should all be able to agree on as Americans, it’s that clean water is life itself. Any threat to that imperils us all. READ MORE

Robert Redford: The latest battle to save San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Chronicle
A few years ago, I had the honor of narrating an Emmy Award-winning television series about the history of San Francisco Bay. [...] The last episode in the series was about three Berkeley women, Sylvia McLaughlin, Catherine Kerr and Esther Gulick, who in 1961 founded Save San Francisco Bay. READ MORE


Expanding Youth Access to Nature

Francesca Vietor for The San Francisco Foundation
Seeing the ocean for the first time, looking up at towering redwoods, getting dirty in the soil—these are the formative experiences in nature that all children deserve. Since 2016, the San Francisco Foundation has launched two funds to provide disconnected and underserved youth with meaningful, transformative experiences in nature that inspire them to care for the earth and help them to reach their full potential. READ ARTICLE

Redford Conservancy is First Higher Ed Building in California to Earn Zero Net Energy Certification
The Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability at Pitzer College has won the first higher education building certification in California for using Zero Net Energy. The certification from the International Living Future Institute is highly sought after and challenging to achieve. READ