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We rise : the Earth Guardians guide to building a movement that restores the planet

Author: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez; Justin Spizman
Publisher: [Emmaus, Pennsylvania] : Rodale, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is a 16-year-old climate activist, hip-hop artist, and new voice on the front lines of a global youth-led movement. He and his group the Earth Guardians believe that today's youth will play an important role in shaping our future. Beginning with the empowering story of the Earth Guardians and how Xiuhtezcatl has become a voice for his generation, [this book] explores many aspects of effective  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez; Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez; Justin Spizman
ISBN: 9781635650679 1635650674
OCLC Number: 999374938
Notes: Subtitle from cover.
Description: xvi, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : UNcharted territory --
PART I: ROOTS OF REVOLUTION. Indigenous roots : connecting with the ways of my ancestors ; Kid warrior : developing purpose at a young age ; Composing revolution : creative passion into action ; Moving from crisis to opportunity : how did we get here? --
PART II: THE MOVEMENTS AND OUR OPPORTUNITY TO TURN THE TIDE. Holding back the sea : confronting the climate crisis ; Wilderness warriors : Where have all the wild things gone? ; Troubled waters : defending life below the surface ; Future food : re-envisioning our food systems ; The true cost of fossil fuels : the future of energy is not down a hole ; Fracking for fool's gas : the crisis of a false solution ; From protestors to protectors : what Standing Rock taught the world --
PART III: THE GAME PLAN. Justice, not just us : growing intersectional movements for lasting change ; A rising generation : uplifting the voices of those who will inherit the planet.
Responsibility: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez with Justin Spizman.
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Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is a 16-year-old climate activist, hip-hop artist, and new voice on the front lines of a global youth-led movement. He and his group the Earth Guardians believe that today's youth will play an important role in shaping our future. Beginning with the empowering story of the Earth Guardians and how Xiuhtezcatl has become a voice for his generation, [this book] explores many aspects of effective activism and provides step-by-step information on how to start and join solution-oriented movements. With conversations between Xiuhtezcatl and well-known activists, revolutionaries, and celebrities, practical advice for living a more sustainable lifestyle, and ideas and tools for building resilient communities, [this book] is an action guide on how to face the biggest problems of today, including climate change, fossil fuel extraction, and industrial agriculture. If you are interested in creating real and tangible change, [this book] will give you the inspiration and information you need to do your part in making the world a better place and leave you asking, what kind of legacy do I want to leave?

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