Telge Energi: the Winner of the Children’s Climate Prize 2016: Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh Martinez, USA

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STOCKHOLM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Telge Energi’s newly established Children’s Climate Prize is awarded to:
Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh Martinez, USA. The winner and all the finalists
will participate in the award ceremony on 24 November in Södertälje City
Hall.

The chairman of the jury, Johan L. Kuylenstierna, announced this year’s
winner, in a live broadcast from Swedish Television, Children’s
morningshow
. The winner, Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh Martinez from the USA,
is a 16-year-old climate activist, hip-hop artist and an extraordinarily
powerful voice in the climate debate worldwide.

The jury’s announcement:

“Through his passion and love for climate issues, this year´s winner has
already, at a young age, had an enormous impact on many people, from
children and youth to people with power, to make decisions shaping the
future of our planet. With a unique skill of connecting activism with
political talent, he has demonstrated both passion and courage, not
avoiding controversial issues such as calling for a ban on fracking in
his own home state Colorado. By doing so, he has challenged strong
political and economic powers. As a hip-hop artist with a clear message
he has demonstrated the power of linking culture with environmental
issues as a way to mobilise engagement and action.”

Xiuhtezcatl has made his voice heard on some of the world’s biggest
stages including at the UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Rio + 20, he
was also the main speaker at the UN General Assembly in New York. He is
director of the Earth Guardians, a global organisation of young
activists, artists and musicians from all over the world working
together to create positive change, to combat climate change and other
important issues that will define the future. His climate commitment has
been recognised by; PBS, Showtime, National Geographic, Rolling Stones,
Upworthy, The Guardian, Vogue, CNN, MSNBC, HBO and many more. In 2013
Xiuhtezcatl received the United States Community Service Award from
President Obama, and was the youngest of 24 national “change-makers”
designated to participate in President Obama’s Youth Council.

For more facts, please visit the website for Children´s
Climate Prize 2016
.

For more images, video and other press material, please visit the pressroom
(English)
 or contact the Press Officer.

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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Contacts

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Jonna Holmgren
Telephone: +46 70 888 05 02
E-mail: jonna@luxpr.se