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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Friday, September 15 • 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Ripples of Hope Fiesta & Awards: Pianist Daniela Liebman in Concert & Baracutanga in Dance LIMITED

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Ripples of Hope Fiesta & Nuestra Familia Awards
Daniela Liebman, Piano Prodigy  Followed by Dance Party with Baracutanga, Pan American 7 Piece Band Celebrate Madre Tierra and her Advocates with a Cuban Fiesta! Now in our fifth year, this fundraiser will host activist celebrities, food, music, arts, auctions, awards, and amigos. Proceeds will Benefit the Educational Programs of Americas for Conservation + the Arts. 2017 AWARDS: Alfonso Piloto Nieves (Nuestro Cultura) Carlos Fernandez (Nuestro Hermano) Dave Archambault (Nuestro Hermano) Congressman Jared Polis (Nuestro Padrino) Wade Davis ( Nuestro Padrino) Don Agustin Pineda (Nuestro Padre) Irma Munoz (Nuestra Madre) Council Member Stacie Gilmore (Nuestra Madrina) Adriana Quintero (Nuestra Hermana)

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Adrianna Quintero

Adrianna works at NRDC as their Senior Attorney, but began as a litigator with their environmental health program, where she specialized in public health issues surrounding safe drinking water, bottled water, pesticides and toxic air pollution. Adrianna has appeared on numerous English... Read More →
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Irene Vilar

Founder, Americas for Conservation + the Arts

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Baracutanga is a seven-piece band representing four different countries (Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, USA) that prides itself on arranging traditional South American rhythms in new and interesting ways, such as huayño and cumbia with Middle-Eastern darbuka or mixing Afro-Cuban bata and... Read More →

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Friday September 15, 2017 6:30pm - 11:00pm MDT
Southeast Atrium