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Announcing Green Schools Keynote Speaker for the 2016 Green Schools Summit and 2016 Green Difference Awards
Green Schools is very excited to announce our Keynote Speaker for both the 2016 Green Schools Summit on Thursday May, 26th and the 2016 Green Difference Awards on Friday, May 27th.
Xiuhtezcatl pronounced (Shu-tez-caht) Martinez 15 years old and his brother Itzcuauhtli pronounced (Eat-squat-lee) Martinez are Indigenous Environmental Activist’s, Eco Hip-hop artist’s and public speakers from Boulder, Colorado. They have been speaking to crowds at conferences, schools and demonstrations from the Rio+20 United Nations Summit in Rio de Janeiro to addressing the General Assembly at the United Nations New York.
They are Youth Directors 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. They use original eco hiphop music to educate and inspire their generation into action. Xiuhtezcatl is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the Obama administration for their failure to protect the atmosphere and their future. They have worked locally to get pesticides out of parks, coal ash contained and moratoriums on fracking in his state.
Green Schools student leaders invited to lead events at the Paris Climate Conference- COP 21.
Over 50,000 world leaders from over 190 nations will meet in Paris to hopefully pass resolutions to combat climate change.
Green Schools students raise their voices for creating a healthier, more sustainable future for their generation and those that follow at COP 21.
Our students have already proven themselves at The White House and across the nation. Together with global partners and thousands of schools and organization we #ActOnClimate.