Breezy Resident Earns Prestigious Award in Italy
A Breezy Point resident was presented with a prestigious award in Italy recently. Tom Fox was given the Mediterranean Award for Environment in Naples by Mayor Luigi de Magistris and Michele Capasso, President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo.
The prestigious award is given in many different categories such as peace, culture, media, art, diplomacy, cinema and the environment. More than 180 awards have been given since 1996 including Kings of Spain, Morocco and Jordan; the Prime Ministers of Italy, Turkey and Portugal; Presidents of Macedonia and France; German Chancellor Minister Angela Merkel, two Nobel Prize winners and media outlets like El Mundo, Al Jazeera and CNN.
Fox’s Mediterranean Award for Environment reads, “For his commitment to safeguarding the environment and building coalitions as well as his important work in disseminating the culture of the sea.
An example for future generations and a didactic educational tool to all coastal countries of the Mediterranean in order to disseminate the values of love for the sea and the protection of its habitat.”
The award is an original sculpture Totem Della Pace (Symbol of Peace) by the sculptor Mario Molinari who was a founding member of the Foundazione Mediterraneo.