We are Eco Dfndrs

Rupert Yakelashek Eco-Dfndr

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

I love music - listening to it, seeing it, learning about it, writing it, playing it, recording it and sharing it. But I also love making the world a better place. I have been an environmental rights advocate and Blue Dot volunteer since I was 10 years old. I'm so grateful for all the lessons and skills I've learned over the past years.


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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