Harry Seagar is a 21-year-old student at the University of Canterbury. Originally from Auckland, in 2015 Harry moved to the South Island for his last year of high school. This move proved to be a life-changing event. He left high school determined to study at a university that meant he could remain close to the mountains.
Harry’s passionate about ‘creating’. He’s big on photography, production, creative media, environmental and social change, business and entrepreneurship. He’s a big believer in the power of doing something yourself and jumping in the deep end, no matter your prior experience. This ethos has steered him into studying a Commerce degree, majoring in Strategy and Entrepreneurship. Whilst studying Harry has pursued numerous creative projects he’s passionate about. In 2017 he created a limited edition wine label, Pride by Cliff Edge Wines. This venture doubled as an experiment to test social entrepreneurship theories and partnered the label with two environmental charities. This was done by integrating each charity's key elements into the finished product, raising awareness and donating profits. The label has since commercially sold out. Harry also prides himself on being a strong communicator. Last year he played an integral role in Team Kea’s Forest & Bird ‘Bird Of The Year’ campaign victory. This year he convinced the University of Canterbury's food outlets to ditch single-use plastic cutlery for a more environmentally friendly wooden alternative.
Harry is incredibly humbled and excited to represent the Trust and head to Antarctica in February. The role will see him produce his most ambitious environmental media project yet.