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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Fernando Pindea-Reyes

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México B.S.
1995 Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
As a native of Mexico and founder of CREA Results Fernando has more than 15 years experience working in asset-based community development. CREA Results mobilizes and integrates the assets of the Latino community to improve the quality of life and health of all people in Colorado by building a unique community-based outreach model (Promotores de Salud) and working in partnerships with agencies, organizations and businesses promote public health, environmental, economic and social well-being.Fernando is a member of the Partnership of Academicians and Communities for Translation (PACT) a NIH grant awarded to the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.  Fernando also serves as a “cultural broker” in partnerships with academic researchers, government agencies and public health service and education agencies to address disparities and inequalities in health, education and health care of underserved populations and low socio economic status communities. Fernando’s passion, program work and research areas of interest are in the social, economic and political determinants of health status of minority populations; and incorporating evidence based practice in the management of chronic diseases in patient populations.