May 2015: WE SALUTE… Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Youth Warrior
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is a youth warrior for climate change. He is an Earth guardian and believes that we all need to harness our passions into creative action for Mother Earth, according to change leader Uplift. Xiuhtezcatl Martinez has used art and song to raise money for important causes. Blending the Aztec heritage of his father with the activist leanings of his mother, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez has made a large imprint in a short time.
Starting at the age of 6 years old, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez has been at the forefront of numerous activist causes. He was worked with over 50 environmental organizations in less than 9 years and has been a champion of change in many areas: eliminating pesticides from parks and fees for plastic bag use. He also performs at music festivals, speaks to audiences across the globe, received the 2013 United States Community Service Award from President Obama, and serves on the President’s youth council. Xiuhtezcatl Martinez has many titles: indigenous change agent, environmental activist, public speaker, eco hip-hop artist, and Youth Director of Earth Guardians. He’s the kind of person you want to have coffee with again and again, because each time you meet him he is doing something more incredible, more impassioned, and more profound than before — and he’s only getting started. What’s next for Xiuhtezcatl Martinez? The sky — or maybe the galaxy — is the limit. We can’t wait to see what he does next!SHARE THIS