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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Saturday, September 16 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Latina Environmental Giving Circle Tapas Forum

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Join this convening of women leaders committed to growing capacity for Latina environmental advocates! Tapas and a panel will kick off a dialogue on how best to grow the movement thorugh philantropy, mentorship, and civic engagement. Lsten to the wise words of our keynote Dr. Lydia Prado, national leader of cultural competence practices in academia and the health arena.

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Midy Aponte

Vice President, Spitfire Strategies
Based in Denver, CO, Midy’s portfolio at Spitfire addresses domestic public education reform, equity and multiculturalism in the U.S., and advocacy for Internet freedom through civil society organizations in Latin America and Africa with clients such as The New Teacher Center, The... Read More →
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Irene Vilar

Founder, Americas for Conservation + the Arts

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Tara Rodríguez Besosa

El Departamento de la Comida, El Fondo de Resiliencia de Puerto Rico
Tara Rodríguez Besosa, born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, 34 years of age. Tara is product of a colony that has been extracted, abused and made completely dependent on external resources. They are an architect building a world where agroecological concepts and queer practices are used... Read More →
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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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Aura Vasquez

Climate Justice Director, The Center for Popular Democracy


Saturday September 16, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm MDT
Studio 106