We are Eco Dfndrs

Kalena Young at Eco-Dfndr summer camp

Hi, I'm Kalena. I'm an Eco-Dfndr.

I am thirteen. My favourite hobbies are music, theatre, horse riding and soccer. I have lived on Hornby my entire life. Since I live on Hornby being surrounded by nature day and night with no city lights, it’s sad to me whenever I go to the city with no clean air, litter everywhere, so I wanted to make a difference.

This is my second year here and my second year to make a music video to show my passion of music and nature.

We make that change

"Talking about Change doesn’t make it happen.” So sing a group of Dfndrs wandering the farmlands of Denman Island. “The Earth is weakening, we have to keep on trying. We can make that Change.”

Be One With the Fish

A dramatic comedy about how a group of friends learn about the shocking consequences of ingesting micro plastics. No Mermaids were harmed in the making of this movie.

Everyday Miracles are Happening

"The earth has given us our home, it's given us our lives. We can’t take this Earth for granted, please have mercy on our planet. Let’s start today!” This beautiful song of encouragement and hope was written and performed by Dfndrs Ella and Kalena.

This Place We Live

An original song that explores my feelings on the state of the environment. With backup vocals by my friends Taio, Sophie and Chaya

Two Roads Farm

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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