AMERICAS LATINO ECO FESTIVAL XIII
October 22, 2023- April 22, 2024
The Giving Tree: April 11,12 and 13, 2024
Advancing Equal Access to the Health,
Climate and Economic Benefits of Trees
The Americas Latino Eco Festival is the nation's premier meetup of Latino American environmental minds, and a home for artists, scientists, advocates, public policy leaders, and leadership at large from across the Americas, committed to advancing a healthy environment through arts, education, and engagement of culturally diverse populations. Now in its 13th edition, ALEF continues to elevate the voices of communities of color and women in conservation by fostering intersectional collaboration to better tackle environmental justice challenges, leveraging arte y cultura to advance shared values.
ALEF is an initiative of Americas for Conservation + the Arts (AFC+A) and is co-presented with CREAResults in partnership with the City of Denver & Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO).
Because advocates must come together
Program and details
On our AFC+A's 15th anniversary we will host the 13th edition of ALEF, The Giving Tree: Advancing Equal Access to the Health, Climate, and Economic Benefits of Trees". The gathering will kick off on October 22nd with our 1st LUNA (Latino Ultra Nature Adventure) followed by four weeks of community tree planting workshops and tree plantings culminating with the Tree Equity Summit and Family Day April 11,-13, 2024 at the Stockyards Event Center and closing with our signature annual Xmas Tree Cutting on 12/10.
This year's theme is anchored in our five year partnership with the City of Denver Office of Climate Action, Sustainability & Resilience (CASR) and their Community Tree Planting Initiative as well as on our Investing in America recently awarded IRA funding for Urban Tree Canopy efforts . For the next five years AFC+A will be planting trees in private households, businesses, and schools with the goal to increase the tree canopy in neighborhoods which are suffering from tree inequity and where communities are facing a disproportionate burden of heat island effect.
2023-2024 FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Giving Tree: Advancing Equal Access to the Health, Climate, and Economic Benefits of Trees
October 22, 2023-April 22, 2024
10/22/23 1st Latino Ultra Nature Adventure (LUNA) FESTIVAL KICK OFF
A culturally relevant and equity driven new kind of Ultra powering the physical and mental health that comes from the mix of athletics, nature, and forest bathing.
LUNA promotes human-nature connections and self realization through running and ultra hiking for communities historically excluded from outdoor recreation spaces.
10/28 Community Tree Plantings (City of Aurora)
11/14 Community Tree Planting Workshop I
12/02 Forest Bathing Adventure Fest @ColoradoLaBella Public Lands & Parks
12/5 Community Tree Planting Workshop II
12/10 8th Xmas Tree Cutting Caravan.
Families cut a tree, receive an Every Kid in The Park Pass, and learn about forest management, fire mitigation, and the health benefits of forest bathing
1/20/23 Forest Bathing Adventure Fest @ColoradoLaBella Public Lands & Parks
2/17 Forest Bathing Adventure Fest @ColoradoLaBella Public Lands & Parks
3/16 Forest Bathing Adventure Fest @ColoradoLaBella Public Lands & Parks
4/11 Tree Equity Summit
4/12 Tree Equity Workshop & Trainings
4/13 The Giving Tree Family Day: Artivist Exhibits & Workshops, Performances, Eco Shorts Forum, Green Exhibitors & Vendors Hall, Eco book fair, Storytelling
4/20 Community Tree Plantings (City of Denver)
4/21 2nd Latino Ultra Nature Adventure (LUNA)
4/22 Eco Cultura Earth Day Film Fest at The Holiday Theater FESTIVAL CLOSURE
What: 13th Americas Latino Eco Festival
Theme: The Giving Tree: Advancing Equal Access to the Health, Climate, and Economic Benefits of Trees
Why: Urban tree equity efforts serve a crucial role in promoting healthier communities, mitigating climate, and creating economic opportunities.
Goal: By focusing on tree equity and the impact on marginalized communities, ALEF aims to foster collaboration, raise awareness, and inspire action.
When: October 22, 2023-April 22, 2024
Where: Stockyards Event Center, Denver & Public Lands of Boulder County Open Space, US Forest Service, Colorado Parks & Wildlife
Who: 3k+ Audience (90% regional 10% national & intl); 50 Summit Participants (50% regional, 30% national & 20% intl); 100+ artivists
Sponsors: City of Denver, the National Western Center, The Arbor Day Foundation, Great Outdoors Colorado, Denver Arts & Venues, CHF among others.
More Information: www.americaslatinoecofestival.org
Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ)
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy
Américas por la Conservación y las Artes (AFC+A) presentó su festival anual (FELA) “Festival Ecológico de las Américas” celebrando su décimo aniversario y su capítulo II en la isla con una programación diversa de Charlas, Podcasts, Webinars, Conversatorios, Galerías Virtuales, Conciertos y mucho más. ¡Registro gratis!
FELA es un megáfono cultural de promoción verde que amplifica la conciencia ecológica a través de la ciencia y el arte ciudadano. Nuestros eventos promueven la interdependencia de la salud humana y la salud del entorno que nos sustenta.
Americas for Conservation and the Arts (AFC+A) presents its annual festival (FELA) "ecological Festival of the Americas" celebrating its tenth anniversary and its Chapter II on the island with a diverse programming of talks, Podcasts, Webinars, talks, virtual galleries, concerts and much more
FELA is a green promotion cultural megaphone that amplifies ecological awareness through citizen science and art. Our events promote the interdependence of human health and the health of the environment that sustains us.