Xiye Bastida is an 18 year-old Climate Justice Activist. She is an organizer with Fridays For Future and the co-founder of Re-Earth Initiative, an international youth led organization that focuses on highlighting the intersectionality of the climate crisis. She was born in Mexico and was raised as part of the Otomi-Toltec Indigenous community. She is the recipient of the UN Spirit award for the year 2018 and currently attends the University of Pennsylvania.
A quote on the subject:
“By 2030, my dream is that renewables surpass fossil fuels in providing energy for the world. We must live our life in a more mindful way and realize that our individual actions have an impact not only on our energy consumption, but also in changing the way the energy sector sources its energy.”