41) Xiuhtezcatl of Earth Guardians on tapping into love, art, and music to build a healthy, just world

Recipient of President Obama's United States Community Service Award, the 2015 Peace First Prize, and more, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez has been at the forefront leading youth environmental activists and giving speeches since he was six.   How can we leverage the power of art and music to support the sustainability movement? In this time of need, what has the most untapped potential that can help us accelerate towards a thriving planet? Xiuhtezcatl, an indigenous climate activist, hip hop artist, author, TEDx speaker, and Youth Director of Earth Guardians, shares his wisdom with us here.   HIGHLIGHTS:   [4:22] Xiuhtezcatl: “The fact that human life exists is miraculous… And we’re just messing with the balance.” [5:01] Kaméa: “What gave you the courage to speak up as a child in a world run by adults?” [8:51] Xiuhtezcatl’s greatest personal challenge throughout his activism so far. [11:01] Kaméa: “What would your biggest piece of guidance be for someone who feels crushed by all of the things going wrong in the world?”  [12:37] Xiuhtezcatl: “It’s not about stopping climate change; it’s about ensuring that future generations have a healthy, just, habitable world.” [13:32] Kaméa: “What’s been the most important thing you’ve learned from being surrounded by thought leaders in the space?” [18:42] Xiuhtezcatl on how art and music can support sustainability.  [21:39] Xiuhtezcatl: “We really can touch the people around us in a significant way, and that’s a huge responsibility.”   Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!  

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