Earth Guardians, a revolutionary voice of a 14-year-old boy to save our planet
Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez, a 14 year old boy may look like other young kids, but his maturity defies his age. Because this young boy has already started his voyage to change the world! Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez from Colorado, is the youth director of Earth Guardians, a nonprofit that that is committed to protect the water, air, earth and atmosphere. Earth Guardians encourages young people to connect and get involved in environmental activism.
Using a variety of demonstrations and projects, Xiuhtezcatl has tried to engage other youth leaders and share important environmental issues. He has created an Eco hip-hop duo, along with his brother. Together, they have also produced the songs like ‘What the Frack?’ and ‘Speak for the Trees’ to deliver these messages in a way that is fun and accessible for other young stars.
As young people we have the advantage that the world will listen to us more so than adults, because we’re vulnerable and we’re innocent. Xiuhtezcatl says.
The Earth Guardian has teams in twenty five different countries around the world. Each team is working on projects specific to their regions, but focusing planet as a whole. On Earth Day, team of Earth Guardian in Togo, West Africa, organized a tree planting and community celebration. Last summer, the Australian group held a Youth Environmental Awareness Day. The New York crew holds a weekly youth open mic night at a farmer’s market.
By age 12, Roske-Martinez had organized more than 35 rallies and protests, and co-organized the biggest iMatter youth march, with more than 2,000 participants. He has spoken in front of world leaders at United Nations forums. In 2013, he received ‘Youth Change Maker of the Year’ award from President Barack Obama.
This 14 year old boy has demonstrated a revolutionary step to unite and encourage youths around the world to protect nature. No need to mention here, it’s a wake up call for the rest of us to take action to save our mother earth. Let’s do something today to save our earth, so as to secure a healthy and a beautiful tomorrow.
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