The Coyote Alberto, Mexico
Alberto Ruz is one of the founders of the first eco-village in Latin America (1982), Huehuecoyotl; originator and promoter of the Earthkeepers Council of Visions movement (1990), and originator and coordinator of the Rainbow Caravan for Peace, a project that toured 17 Latin American countries sowing seeds of change through countless geo-political, ethnic, social and cultural borders from 1996 to 2007. For this project, he received in 2002 a scholarship from the Ashoka Foundation and the Living School Award from the Ministry of Culture of Brazil.
He is Coordinator of the Ecobarrios program in Mexico City. He was nominated for the National Award For Ecologic Merit (2011); Director of Environmental Culture of the Ministry of Sustainable Development in the state of Morelos (2013); advisor to the Legislative Assembly of Mexico City for the Law on Ear- th Rights (2014-2015), and emeritus advisor to the Global Ecovillage Networks (2009-2015).
In 2016 he received the Kozeny Communitarian Award from the Fellowship of Intentional Communities and was a founder of the First International Forum for the Rights of Mother Earth in Mexico.