In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Brushwood Center invited our community to share their gratitude for nature during COVID-19 through our Earth Day Video contest. Our team was delighted by the submissions we received, and are so excited to share the winning submission “Earth Day Gratuity” by Braden Wallenkamp.
Braden is an Environmental Studies student at Lake Forest College. Her video includes footage from her family’s travels abroad in Ireland, Scotland, and Ecuador mixed with views from the woods near her family home in Wisconsin. This creative project was a way for Braden to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with her family and share those joys with everyone who loves the outdoors.
Special thanks to the runner-up submissions from Hannah Matthews and Jessamyn Lopez, both of whom created wonderful videos exploring the peace and joy we can find in spending time outside in nature during quarantine. You can view Braden, Hannah, and Jessamyn’s beautiful tributes to Mother Earth through our YouTube playlist below:
Thank you to our contest sponsor: