Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

A young Indigenous change agent, environmental activist, public speaker, eco-hip hop artist and Youth Director of Earth Guardians, Xiuhtezcatl is a strong voice for protecting the Earth. He has performed at music festivals internationally and organized rallies, actions, demonstrations and conferences. He has spoken at over 100 events globally and given countless school presentations to other youth around the world. His organization is mobilizing teens in 25 countries. Xiuhtezcatl is one of the youth plaintiffs in a suit against the United States for failing to protect the atmosphere. He met with representatives from all three branches of government trying to garner support and create a climate recovery plan based on NASA scientist James Hansen's work. Xiuhtezcatl received the 2013 United States Community Service Award from President Obama and was the youngest of 24 national changemakers chosen to serve on the President’s youth council. He has spoken at the UN. www.Earthguardians.org.