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Pax Natura Foundation Award to Homero Aridjis

Earlier this summer, I was privileged to introduce the brilliant poet and passionate environmentalist Homero Aridjis as he was awarded the Pax Natura Foundation Award in recognition of his tireless work to preserve the habitat of the monarch butterfly in Michoacán, Mexico.

Sadly, my responsibilities for the National Humanities Center made it impossible to attend the ceremonies in Mexico City as I was half a world away in South Africa at the time. Below are my recorded remarks about Homero’s heroic efforts to preserve biodiversity and protect the environment in Mexico and around the world. I am delighted that Pax Natura has chosen to recognize Homero who continues to inspire others with his writing and his activism.

My remarks were part of a grand event at the Museo Franz Meyer, highlighted in a video from Pax Natura.