Right now: Images from the award ceremony at Children's Climate Prize 2016

Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh Martinez from Colorado, USA, is this year’s winner of Telge Energi’s newly established: Children's Climate Prize. The winner was awarded the prize tonight in Södertälje City Hall during the ceremony. Pictures are now available in the press room from this evening’s awards ceremony.

Over 500 guests joined in to celebrate when Xiuhtezcatl was awarded this year’s Children’s Climate Prize. The ceremony was held in a packed Södertälje City Hall. 200 special guests was also participating in the exclusive banquet at Tom Tits Experiment, with delicious organic foods and the specially made Children’s Climate Cake. All the guests ended the evening with a ride down the famous slide.

Doreen Månsson was the evening’s host and Darin, Mariette and orchestra ensemble El Sistema stood for the musical entertainment. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Climate, Isabella Lövin, presented the award to the winner along with Johan L. Kuylenstierna, chairman of the jury. The winner Xiuhtezcatl held a serious yet hopeful acceptance speech and left no one indifferent.

“I’m not trying to get more followers, I try to inspire more young leaders, get more people to use their voice and their passion so that we can all work together to improve the world,” said Xiuhtezcatl Martinez.

“We initiated the Children's Climate Prize to highlight the climate crisis in a more hopeful and positive context, and this year's winner, Xiuhtezcatl, does just that. A true role model and inspiration to all of us, children and adults,” says Mats Fagerström, CEO of Telge Energi.

New photos from tonight's award ceremony under "multimedia" in the press room (English) here.

Children's Climate Prize is initiated by Telge Energi. For more factsabout the prize and all finalists, please visit the website for Children´s Climate Prize 2016.

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About Telge Energi
Telge Energi is a Swedish renewable energy company working for shaping a sustainable future for our children. We work exclusively with electricity from renewable sources such as solar-, wind- and hydro power. Are you with us? Read more: www.telgeenergi.se

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The Children's Climate Prize is an international climate event for environmentally conscious people from all over the world. It is a platform to inspire and give young people opportunities to drive change. The prize is awarded to a young person who has taken extraordinary actions for the climate, environment and future generations. The Swedish renewable energy company Telge Energi initiated the prize with the purpose ofspotlighting the climate issue from the perspectiveof the next generation. To read more about the prize, please visit: www.ccprize.org

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I'm not trying to get more followers, I try to inspire more young leaders, get more people to use their voice and their passion so that we can all work together to improve the world.
Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh Martinez
We initiated the Children's Climate Prize to highlight the climate crisis in a more hopeful and positive context, and this year's winner, Xiuhtezcatl, does just that. A true role model and inspiration to all of us, children and adults.
Mats Fagerström, CEO of Telge Energi