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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 • 9:30am - 10:00am
Part One: GreenLatinos Core Priorities - Moving Critical Environmental and Conservation Issues Forward LIMITED

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This panel discussion will provide a a primer on the Core Priorities for 2017-2018 that were voted upon and selected at the GreenLatinos National Summit. Participants will hear from Co-Chairs of the GreenLatinos Working Groups that are developing the strategies to address critical environmental and conservation issues and leading the actions and advocacy on these issues to move these priorities forward. The panel will discuss the coming challenges and opportunities for action on environmental justice, civil rights and public engagement; indigenous rights and sovereignty; climate and clean air; toxics and pesticides; and clean water. 

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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... Read More →


Saturday September 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Ricketson Auditorium in the DMNS

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