Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is not your average 14-year-old. He is mobilising his army of teens in 25 countries to demand greener policy from our world’s leaders.
The biggest challenge we face is shifting human consciousness, not saving the planet, because the planet doesn’t need saving; we do.
Xiuhtezcatl is the youth director of Earth Guardians, a nonprofit that encourages young people to connect and become involved in environmental activism. In 2013 he received the “Youth Change Maker of the Year” award from President Obama.