Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is coming to Södertälje for the Children’s Climate Prize 2017!
Telge Energi is very proud to announce that this year's honorary guest at the Children’s Climate Prize, apart from the 2017 finalists and winners of course, is last year’s winner Xiuhtezcatl Martinez. The award ceremony and dinner is entirely located at Tom Tits Experiment in Södertälje. In a climate smart-theme, about 250 specially invited guests will celebrate the young climate heroes of 2017.
The first prize was awarded the inspiring climate warrior Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, 16, USA. Since his visit to Sweden last year with a noted Skavlan guest appearance he’s been travelling all around the world inspiring other youths to take action on climate issues. Xiuhtezcatl is one of 21 young people taking President Trump and members of his administration to federal court over inaction on global warming. Last year, the lawsuit survived motions by industry and government to dismiss the case. It has taken on new significance in the Trump era. The President has famously called climate change a hoax, and members of his Cabinet have equivocated on the science.
While awaiting a court date Xiuhtezcatl continue to be a powerful voice on the front lines of the environmental movement, educating his generation about the state of the planet they are inheriting and inspiring youth into action to protect the earth. His message has inspired youth to join the front lines combating the environmental crisis, as well as form Earth Guardian crews in over 30 countries, some of which will also participate as guests at this year's Children's Climate Prize. Xiuhtezcatls work has been featured in media such as Showtime, National Geographic, Rolling Stones, Upworthy, The Guardian, Vogue, Bill Maher, Skavlan, CNN, MSNBC, HBO, VICE, and much more.
– We are so happy and genuinely proud to see Xiuhtezcatl in Södertälje again for this occasion , says Mats Fagerström, CEO at Telge Energi and initiator of the prize.
This year's winner and finalists are officially announced in November. The winner and finalists are appointed by a jury, and the winner will receive a medal, diploma and a prize fund of SEK 50,000. November 22nd will be an evening out of the ordinary with first class entertainment from some of Sweden's leading artists, an outstanding dinner and an award ceremony when we celebrate this years young climate heroes.
Telge Energi has initiated the Children’s Climate prize and actively engages in the transition to a sustainable society by working exclusively with renewable energy. The Children's Climate Prize is awarded to a child or youth who has done something extraordinary for the climate and environment. The prize was established in 2016 to highlight another perspective on the climate issue, recognizing that it is the children's future at stake, that their voices matter and deserve to be listened to.
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