Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is a 16 year old indigenous climate activist, hip-hop artist, and on the front lines of a global youth-led environmental movement.
At the early age of six, Xiuhtezcatl began speaking to crowds at conferences and demonstrations from the Rio+20 United Nations Summit in Rio de Janeiro
He is the Youth Director of Earth Guardians an organization of young activists, artists and musicians from across the globe stepping up as leaders and working together to create positive concrete action in their communities to address climate change.
He also uses original eco hiphop music to educate and inspire his generation into action.
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.
He is the 2015 recipient of the Peace First Prize and the recipient 2015 Nickelodeon Halo Award