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.


Eutimia Cruz

Eutimia Cruz Montoya is a contemporary medicine woman born and raised in Denver within indigenous american ceremony and ritual ways. She is a Stanford-trained anthropologist, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. Eutimia is also a talented and soulful performer. She considers the expressive arts a prime healing modality. Eutimia has recently offered her gifts at Youth On Record, The Denver Botanic Gardens and the Boulder Shambhala Center, to name a few. She also intermittently travels to share her medicine while maintaining a thriving holistic healthcare practice in the heart of Denver, Colorado.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 15

9:00am MDT