Showing posts with label John Muir. Show all posts
Showing posts with label John Muir. Show all posts

Video: The Life and Legacy of John Muir

John Muir was a tireless advocate for protecting and preserving outdoor spaces for others to enjoy. In fact, without his efforts, we might not have places like Yosemite and Yellowstone designated at national parks. Muir was a forward thinking naturalist in a time when that wasn't a popular thing to be, and yet he wrote about the need to ensure that our wild spaces didn't vanish completely from the Earth. In this video, we learn more about the man and his work, and we see first hand the places that he worked to protect. It is a powerful and inspiring tribute to that legacy.

John Muir - The Last Oasis from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Video: A Beautiful Ode to the Wilderness

Created in conjunction with the John Muir Trust, this video takes the famous naturalists inspiring and enduring words and overlays them with some incredibly impressive shots of wilderness areas from his home country of Scotland. The five minute clip takes us on a journey into wild and remote places, some of which inspired Muir to become an advocate for protecting important natural places for the future generations to enjoy. That would eventually become the basis for setting aside public lands and the creation of national parks, which have become part of Muir's lasting legacy. For this video however, all you need to do is watch the images unfold and listen to his words. I think many of you will be able to relate to what he has to say here.

Wilderness from Studiocanoe on Vimeo.