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Indigenous activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez has been advocating for the environment since he was 6 years old. He's one of 21 plaintiffs who has sued the U.S. for failing to act on climate change.

When Xiuhtezcatl Martinez first got started in environmental and climate change activism, he was often the only kid. “Now everywhere I look, young people are revolutionizing movement culture.”

"The climate crisis is already here." Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, 19, Earth Guardians Tell Congress there is no room in government for climate deniers. Text CLIMATE to 71333 Answer with Action

At 19 years old, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is a veteran among youth climate change activists. And he says now is the time for young people to get involved.

When Xiuhtezcatl Martinez first got started in environmental and climate change activism, he was often the only kid. “Now everywhere I look, young people are revolutionizing movement culture.”

'I love calling out politicians': Xiuhtezcatl Martinez on the teenage stand against climate change

'I love calling out politicians': Xiuhtezcatl Martinez on the teenage stand against climate change

Monday’s decision caps a five-year legal fight brought by six youth activists, led by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, from Boulder County.

. spoke to Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a hip-hop artist and environmental activist, who is part of a group suing the federal government over inaction on climate change. Listen to the NBC on Earth podcast to hear their conversation:

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Indigenous activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is suing the federal government to demand action on climate change.

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Indigenous activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is one of the 21 plaintiffs, age 9 to 20, from all over the U.S.

15yo Xiuhtezcatl Roske Martinez addressed #UNGA  event on climate change this week. See what he said: #Action2015 

14-year-old Xiuhtezcatl Martinez took on climate change because others wouldn't #GroundUp 

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Xiuhtezcatl Martinez; 14-year-old on the front-lines of a youth-led climate movement.

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