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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Sonrisa Lucero

Denver Office of Sustainability
Sustainability Strategist
Denver, CO
Sonrisa is the Sustainability Strategist in the Office of Sustainability for the City and County of Denver. She works to establish sustainability as a core business value for the City and engage community partners to instill it as a public value. This involves engaging others in the City to transform the typical ways in which projects and processes in the city are analyzed, valuated, and funded. It also involves partnering with leaders in the community to achieve each of the city’s 2020 Sustainability Goals. A Sustainability Engineer with over eleven years of experience, Sonrisa brings with her a deep knowledge of energy resources and all facets of sustainable buildings and their impact on the natural and built environment. She has leveraged this experience in the City to assist with the development of the citywide sustainability policy for City assets and operations, updating of the city’s building codes, the implementation of the benchmarking and transparency ordinance for existing commercial buildings, the development and adoption of commercial PACE to fund energy efficiency and renewable energy for commercial buildings and to evaluate the upgrade of city streetlights to LED. Sonrisa is a graduate of Stanford University with a self-designed degree combining energy resources, policy and economics in the School of Engineering. She is also a Denver native and is passionate about the outdoors and traveling. She lives with her amazing wife Cristina and their sweet dog Luna.