We are Eco Dfndrs

gyanna manhas at Eco Dfndrs summer camp

Hi, I’m Gyanna. I’m an Eco Dfndr.

I am 15 yrs old and this is my 3rd year at this camp. I like to go outside, write and make a change. I have definitely learned new skills and have also met a lot of like-minded people.

Jeff Schneider, versus the former Jeff Schneider who is in turn against the world

A time-travel film set in 2035 when the world is flooding due to melting polar ice and rising sea levels. Jeff Schneider goes back to 2019 to talk some sense into his teen self and try to save the world.


“We support those who are willing to Change!” So declare two Dfndrs after their bicycle tour where they discover how some folks on Denman Island are reducing their greenhouse gasses.

Date without water

I wrote and created this film with Nic and Taio.

In the future, water is scarce. You save the water you need for only the most important things. How does this affect young people trying to go on a date? A humorous look at a potentially frightening problem.

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 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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