We are Eco Dfndrs

Rupert Yakelashek Eco-Dfndr

Hi, I’m Rupert. I’m an Eco Dfndr.

I live in Victoria, BC. I have been on environmental activist since I was ten. I have lived my whole like by the water and will try to protect the beautiful places I live in.

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.

My Testimonial


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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