An environmental activist in Mexico speaking out to protect the planet

Americas Now

Our Game Changer is Pati Ruiz Corzo, an environmental activist from Mexico who has dedicated her life to sustainable development.

She believes the extreme weather wreaking havoc on the planet is the result of climate change. But she hasn’t allowed that to discourage her work.

Over the past 30 years, she has been recognized for her efforts to protect a nature reserve in central Mexico. Her work has earned her some of the world’s top environmental awards.

Corzo is the founder of the Sierra Gorda Ecological Group, but prior to becoming a conservationist, she was a music teacher.

In fact, when she speaks at workshops she ends her speeches by singing. It’s her way to inspire others to join her mission.