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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Ceremony [clear filter]
Saturday, September 16

9:00am MDT

Ancestors & Artivism Blessing
Franklin Cruz  Spoken Word Artist  Helga Garza Water Protector


Saturday September 16, 2017 9:00am - 9:10am MDT
Ricketson Auditorium in the DMNS
Sunday, September 17

3:30pm MDT

Promotores Verdes Graduation Ceremony
Witness the graduation of the 1st Promotores Verdes class as family members celebrate de completion of the program. Promotores Verdes grows family based advocates for better health through nature experiences. This is a culturally sensitive, intergenerational, community-based educational family program tha promotes the Nature RX Movement in the Latino/Hispanic community. This Summer 2017 over 100 families explored the outdoor and its benefits to health, people’s health and the interconnectedness with the health of forests and ecosystems, eating/active living, and environmental leadership and advocacy. 

avatar for Irene Vilar

Irene Vilar

Founder, Americas for Conservation + the Arts

Sunday September 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm MDT
Morgridge Family Exploration Center