We are Eco Dfndrs

Franny Yakelashek Eco-Dfndr

Hi, I'm Franny. I'm an Eco Dfndr.

I love to write poetry, stories and letters. I enjoy long, obscure words and love living a creative life, shared with my family, my pet bunny “Fennel” and, very soon, a small flock of chickens. I think you are never too young to start to make positive change in the world.


In DFNDRS in ACTION we meet two young, award winning environmental activists, Rupert and Franny. This dynamic brother and sister duo have been working to raise awareness about climate change since they were 10 and 7 years old respectively. They believe “you’re never too young to make the world a better place.

Now what?

You can be a DFNDR!

Environmental activists aged 12–15 are invited to apply for a one week all expenses paid Environmental Action Camp on Denman Island, BC. Spend a week creating compelling media – music, drama, documentary, and dance – all with a focus on defending the environment.

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We stand for world peace.

We are Eco Dfndrs. We create, share and collaborate on ideas to get our message out. We don’t just say we care for our environment, we do more. We make films to open people’s eyes, start conversations and inspire action.

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