The Americas Latino Eco Festival is the nation’s premier, public meet up of Latino American environmental minds and a multicultural gathering place for artists, scientists, advocates, public policy leaders and community from across the Americas to discuss novel solutions to advance a healthy environment, locally and globally, through arts advocacy, education, and engagement of culturally diverse populations.This exciting festival with over 500 presenters and participants, and an audience of over 5,000 has something for everyone! 

The three-day event will include an environmental film series, leadership artivism trainings, an eco book fair with authors’ presentations, a green exhibitors hall, a Colorado River summit, an international eco drawing arts Expo, a BioBlitz in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service that will engage more than 400 fourth graders in an interactive biological survey of local surroundings, and a whole day devoted to family-friendly events including performances, workshops, eco shorts planetarium shows, a mariachis showcase and much more.

ALEF2017: People & Waters First: Ripples of Hope

The five thematic pillars of this year’s ALEF include: People and Waters, Restoration and Public Lands, Clean Air and Climate Hope, Food Safety and Sovereignty, and Honoring Our Water Protectors

Region of Honor: Colorado River 

Country of Honor: Cuba

ALEF is an initiative of Americas for Conservation + the Arts (AFC+A) and is co-presented with GreenLatinos in partnership with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, The Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Forest Service, National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association, and Benitez Strategies.

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Sunday, September 17 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Eco-Artivist Challenge

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Americas Latino Eco festival invites 15 artist to compete in the very first Eco-Artivist Challenge. A competitive arts showcase highlighting climate justice and our responsibility as stewards of this planet while supporting local Colorado artists. In a world with growing concerns for climate change and the crisis we find ourselves in, art is a language of unity and progress. Colorado artists are invited to support, connect, and compete in an arts showcase highlighting nature and conservation.

Art is a powerful tool to raise the volume on our planet’s current challenges and moves the needle towards a deeper understanding in the pubic. Creating space for this conversation is crucial and gives the community a space to voice concerns from a grassroots perspective. Performers can create pieces to raise awareness, celebrate nature, and draw inspiration from our natural wonders…. there is no boundary to expression. #LatinoEcoFest #GreenLatinos #Eco-Artivists  


Sunday September 17, 2017 12:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Ricketson Auditorium in the DMNS