Few opportunities arise when the voices of impassioned young people resonate and remain with their audiences, and Think Inc. was honoured to have the vibrant Xiuhtezcatl Martinez speak his mind and message with the moxy of youthfulness – though his wisdom is both ageless and timeless. Yet again, our team were enamoured to see such a turnout to hear crucial discussions on climate change, Trump, renewable energy, environmentally sustainable lifestyles, and so much more. It is always with great pleasure that we see our audiences share their love on social media:
Once again, thank you to all Thinkers who attended throughout Xiuhtezcatl’s tour. Just as we in Australia have experienced some of our hottest summers on record, we can already feel the winds of change – and this cool breeze comes directly from you all!
“People will look at this generation as really the generation that was able to overcome one of the greatest issues that humanity has ever been faced with.”
Displaying a wisdom far beyond his years, Xiuhtezcatl (“Shu-tez-caht”) Martinez has been speaking on behalf of the planet since the tender age of six. Today still just a teenager, his extraordinary eloquence has moved audiences which include world leaders, Hollywood celebrities and other impassioned young people across continents who have joined his Earth Guardians activism movement. Through public speaking and hip-hop, Xiuhtezcatl is spreading his message and shifting human consciousness – and in 2017, his message will reach Australia and New Zealand.
Xiuhtezcatl made headlines around the world when he stood before the UN Earth Summit in 2015. Opening his statement in Nahuatl, he went on with the fluency of a spoken word poet to stress the immediacy of climate change, its impact as an issue of human rights, and to lambast politicians for over 20 years of inaction. “We have to remember, we are all indigenous to this earth and that we are all connected”.” he urged the delegates. “We are being called upon to use our courage, our innovation, our creativity and our passion to bring forth a new world.” Expect to be inspired, challenged and entertained by this impassioned young eco-warrior and musician.