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05-12-2015 Cop20 news

Xuhtezcatl Martinez, environmental activist, send a message at the COP21

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Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh was part of the panel on “Moderated discussion on innovative approaches for climate change education”.  This discussion was part of the COP21′ s efforts to promote climate change through new and engaging mediums that can promote awareness and serve as a catalyst for positive change.

The 15-year-old indigenous change agent, environmental activist, public speaker, eco hip-hop artist, and the Youth Director of Earth Guardians– Xiuhtezcatl is a powerful voice on the front lines of the youth-led climate movement.

He exemplifies how the global youth are playing an increasingly important role in our future on climate change. He performs internationally at music festivals, organizes demonstrations, and has spoken at over 100 high-impact rallies, events and conferences around the globe.

He and his brother, Itzcuauhtli, regularly give school presentations to ignite and inspire youth to step up as leaders and take action on behalf of the planet. In 2013, Xiuhtezcatl received the 2013 United States Community Service Award from President Obama, and was the youngest of 24 national change-makers chosen to serve on the President’s youth council.

 

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