John Muir pretty much invented National Parks. A Scottish-American naturalist and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States, he championed the National Park bill that was passed in the States in 1890, establishing the Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks.

Good beard, too.

The fine people at the John Muir Trust asked if they could use a piece of East India Youth’s music on a film to publisise the John Muir Award, and East India Youth said “yes”, and here is the film, showing a bunch of enthusiastic people caring about the environment, and generally enjoying the UK’s outdoors, which it has plenty of.

Rob Bushby, of the Trust, sent us this nice message: “Thanks for helping us share our links with National Parks, and encouraging folk to get out and enjoy them. A decent backing track makes all the difference!”

The John Muir Award in our National Parks from John Muir Award on Vimeo.

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