Fridays for Future, Re-Earth Initiative
Xiye Bastida, a 21-year-old Mexican climate activist, is a Mother Earth defender, mobilizer, high level speaker, author, and thought leader. Hailing from the Otomi-Toltec Indigenous community in Central Mexico, she has been actively involved in organizing climate strikes and protests since 2019, co-organizing the largest climate strike in New York City with 300,000 participants. In 2020, she co-founded the Re-Earth Initiative, focusing on providing resources and knowledge to frontline communities. Xiye's advocacy led her to address world leaders at the Biden Climate Summit in 2021 and at the annual UN Climate Conference, emphasizing the importance of climate justice, youth engagement, and a just transition. She also serves as a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Champion and a Climate Governance Commissioner. Xiye authored the first chapter of the "All We Can Save Anthology" and was recognized by the United Nations with the U.N. Spirit Award. In 2023, she was named ELLE Woman of the Year, and ambassador to the U.N. High Level Champions. She is TIME100 Next 2023 and has given the keynote speech at the International Day of Peace 2023.Xiye is an honor's student at the University of Pennsylvania and is the Executive Producer in an upcoming climate documentary.