Earth Guardians

Earth Guardians is growing a resilient movement with youth at the forefront by empowering them as leaders and amplifying their impact. We invite you to join us in our mission to protect the planet for future generations. Our age doesn't define our ability to create change.

Young people come with their own inherent sense of justice. 

Earth Guardians is listening to them…

The result is a burgeoning wave of youth stepping forward and claiming their power.  But these youth can’t do it alone; they need mentorship, resources and support. And that is the work of Earth Guardians. 

Thanks to a very generous donor, all gifts up to $55,000 will be matched, so you can double your impact by making a donation now.

Kids suing to protect our climate

21 youth plaintiffs are suing the government for failing to act on climate change and protect future generations

Earth Guardians Youth Director Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh is one of 21 youth plaintiffs suing the federal government for the right to clean air, clean water, and a healthy future. These young leaders have created a wave of action as their case advances through the courts.


"The future of our generation is at stake," says 16 year-old plaintiff and Earth Guardian Victoria Barrett.

"People label our generation as dreamers, but hope is not the only tool we have. I am a teenager. I want to do what I love and live a life full of opportunities. I want the generation that follows to have the same chance. I absolutely refuse to let our government's harmful action, corporate greed, and the pure denial of climate science get in the way of that. If anything, I'm going to use my positive energy to show my government that I won't let my world stop for them. WE won't let our world stop for them. Our generation will continue to be a force for the world."

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Earth Guardians kids are suing to protect our climate

A few of our projects to protect the earth, air, water and climate

Earth Guardian Youth Director Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Featured Videos

Kelsey Juliana, Earth Guardians Youth Council member, speaks to Bill Moyers: Fighting climate change in the courts and walking across the country to spread the word on global warming.

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Youth Director of Earth Guardians, addresses the United Nations General Assembly on Climate Change. 

Earth Guardians Youth Council member Jonathon Reed's spoken word video about his philosophy behind happiness: “Once it’s a verb it’s not a mystery...."

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