Agriculture Dept Professor, Cal State University Chico
Fernando is a young Mexican political organizer, Climate Reality Leader & Mentor, television host and environmental justice advocate in Vancouver, Canada. His work centres around bridging divides and bringing immigrant, minority and frontline voices like his own to the forefront of the climate action debate. Fernando’s experience is mainly in electoral politics where he has led ground operations for a variety of campaigns at the national, provincial and municipal level. He serves on steering committees and councils for various political and environmental organizations, including The National Council for Earth Guardians, who he is representing here at the Global Climate Action Summit today. Earth Guardians seeks to amplify diverse young voices from different ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds worldwide to speak up and advocate for environmental justice and prosperity in their communities. Fernando is currently one of the youth leads in an Earth Guardians’ initiative called WeRiseWeVote, a social media campaign trying to increase turnout amongst young, environmentally aware voters for the US Midterm Elections.