This section of the Trans Canada Trail is part of a path that connects the two ferry terminals in Dartmouth. (Alderney and Woodside).
The Earth-Savers is a short documentary following 8-year-old Juniper and 5-year-old Beecher and friends. The siblings live in Meadowgreen on a beautiful farm that specializes in sustainable, eco-friendly farming. Juniper is also the founder of The Earth Savers Club, a group based out of Antigonish, whose mandate -- simply put -- is to save the earth. She and Beecher, along with a group of their pals, hold events, clean-ups, and (when required) Zoom meetings in their small town. This short film offers us a rare glimpse into their organization and, perhaps, our own future. It gives us the chance to see our world through the eyes of its inheritors and to understand how they process the issues that we're all facing. Ultimately, it aims to spotlight the young, innocent generation that offers our last chance at saving the world.
Dan Bray (he/him) is a multidisciplinary artist currently living in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He is the founder and artistic director of The Villains Theatre, and he has worked as an actor/playwright/dramaturge/(assistant)director with many of the province’s finest companies, including Eastern Front, Shakespeare by the Sea, Two Planks & a Passion, Mulgrave Road, Phyllis Rising, Doppler Effect, and Workshirt Opera. His writing and performances have been nominated for Robert Merritt Awards, while other original works have earned similar awards at the Halifax Fringe. He holds an MA from the University of Toronto’s Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, and he is the current Festival Coordinator for Antigonight: Art After Dark Festival. Dan is very excited to finally be collaborating with the much-admired Zuppa Theatre, and to be creating this new short film with his brilliant niece Juniper and hilarious nephew Beecher - both of whom fill him with love and optimism for the future of our planet.
The EAC, from the very beginning, has been dedicated to education and engaging with youth and students. A few examples: in the Early 2000s, EAC organized thousands of kids to walk/roll to school, bringing into focus active and sustainable transportation; in 2018, EAC met with various student groups and environmental organizations and collectively imagined what climate justice could look like in Kjipuktuk in the future; and EAC’s transportation team has trained thousands of youth in bike safety and mechanics. Youth understand the severity of our climate crisis, and they are stepping up to the plate to take the final swing at saving the planet and our species.
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