A behind-the-scenes look at 14-year-old Earth activist, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez.
Here’s more about Xiuhtezcatl from EcoWatch:
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is not your average teen.
He is the youth director of Earth Guardians, a non-profit environmental organization that is committed to protecting the water, air, Earth and atmosphere. To reach young people, Xiuhtezcatl and his younger brother Itzcuauhtli started an eco-hip-hop duo in the namesake of their non-profit, “Earth Guardians.” Xiuhtezcatl is on the radar of every major environmental organization and is working with various media giants on promoting his message.
“The earth has been here long before us, and it will continue to be here long after we’ve been wiped out, said Xiuhtezcatl. ‘The biggest challenge we face is shifting human consciousness, not saving the planet. The planet doesn’t need saving. We do.’
Xiuhtezcatl is dead set on getting young people engaged. He is mobilizing youth in 25 countries to demand greener policies from our world’s leaders. He was able to convince the city of Boulder to remove pesticides from its parks, institute a fee for plastic bags and contain coal ash. He is working to ban fracking in his home state, which includes lawsuits against the state of Colorado.
— Vanessa Black, EcoWatch