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Environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez speaks at the BMU

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez signed copies of his new book

Lizzie Helmer

April 17, 2018

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez stepped up to the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium stage and immediately started rapping. The rap lasted under two minutes but incorporated three languages and the overarching message of love for the Earth. Martinez, a 17-year-old hip-hop artist, author and activist, spoke at a two-hour...

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, youth activist, speaks at Chico State

Martinez spoke about the need to focus on framing the issue of climate change to be more personal, instead of just abstract numbers. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Josh Cozine

April 16, 2018

Nearly 800 students and community members of all ages filled the Bell Memorial Union auditorium Monday in anticipation of world-renowned climate activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez. Martinez spoke for over an hour, discussing his childhood, growing up with a love for nature while seeing the environmental destruction of...

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, climate change activist, to speak at Chico State

The Institute for Sustainable Development is proud to present Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Indigenous climate activist, hip-hop artist, author, and Youth Director of Earth Guardians to Chico State for a student and community Earth Month event. Image courtesy of the Institute for Sustainable Development.

Josh Cozine

April 13, 2018

Youth activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez will appear in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium Monday to speak about his role in climate change activism.The event, which takes place from 3-5 p.m., is open to everyone with prior registration required.At the age of 15, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez stood before representatives of ...

‘This Way to Sustainability’ highlights carbon neutrality and student engagement

(Left to right) Kelly Scott, Michal Hanson, Alyssa Myers and Elizabeth Harmer celebrate the successful sustainability conference that they all helped coordinate this year. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Josh Cozine

March 19, 2018

Sustainability driven students and faculty gathered from across the state Thursday and Friday for Chico State’s 13th annual This Way to Sustainability Conference. One of the largest conferences of its type in the state, the event was organized by The Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD), a...

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