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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Robert Mandel

Mandel Vilar Press
Simsbury,CT 06070
Book Publisher and Senior Acquisitions Editor for 40 years. Former Director of several publishing houses including Wayne State Universoty Press, Syracuse University Press, University of Wisconsin Press, University of Alaska Press, and Texas Tech University Press. Launched nonprofit publishing house, Mandel Vilar Press with partner Irene Vilar, in 2014 specializing in both fiction and nonfiction book by and about minorities and about the impact of the environmental crisis on minorities.

Come visit us at the Rewild Book Exhibit and buy a book (or more) to support our efforts. All profits go to supporting and underwriting all future books. Make a annual donation or gift to MVP to support its efforts to leverage books for social change. Because we are nonprofit, we are able to select books for their literary merit and content rather than their commercial success. Donors can underwrite individual books or an entire special book series and receive recognition and naming rights in those books or to underwrite these publications to honor a family member, a relative, a father or mother, or grandparent. Contact Irene Vilar (irenevilar@gmail.com) or Robert Mandel(Robert@mvpress.org for more information about these opportunities.