RESILIENCE THROUGH UNITY

Empowering agents of change by integrating education, art, and environmental advocacy

OUR MISSION / NUESTRA MISIÓN

Advancing community resilience, a citizenry of environmental stewards, leveraging arts and culture for conservation gains.

 

Cultivando resiliencia ciudadana, a través de la educación, la cultura y la promotoria verde.

OUR VISION / NUESTRA VISIÓN

All communities must have equal access to education and a healthy environment. Arts grow and sustain healthy communities and social justice. Intersectionality is the foundation for transformational change.

 

Todas las comunidades deben tener el mismo acceso a la educación y a un ambiente saludable. Las artes crecen y sostienen comunidades saludables y justicia social. La interseccionalidad es la base del cambio transformacional.

OUR CORE VALUES /

NUESTROS VALORES FUNDAMENTALES

  • JUSTICEdemands equality of opportunity.

  • RESILIENCEovercomes adversity.

  • INCLUSIVENESS, advances justice.

  • COLLABORATION, powers intersectionality.

  • INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS, grow resilience and transformational change.

  • AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP, speaks Jemez Principles.

  • EMPOWERMENT, stems from all our Core Values-

  • JUSTICIAexige la igualdad de oportunidades.

  • RESILIENCIAsupera la adversidad.

  • INCLUSIVIDAD, avanza la justicia.

  • COLABORACIÓN, potencia interseccionalidad.

  • SOLUCIONES INNOVADORAS, aumentar la resiliencia y cambio transformacional.

  • LIDERAZGO AUTÉNTICO, habla los principios de Jemez

  • EMPODERAMIENTO, proviene de todos nuestros Valores Fundamentales.

OUR COMMITMENT / NUESTRO COMPROMISO

We bring our whole selves to build creative, integrative solutions that enhance your network and achieve real cultural and ecological outcomes.

Brindamos todo nuestro ser para crear soluciones creativas e integradoras para mejorar su red y lograr resultados culturales y ecológicos reales.

DISCLAIMER

If you are not ready to be pushed beyond your comfort zone, don't work with AFC+A. If you are willing to take a leap, this work will be some of the most rewarding and impactful you will ever experience.

OUR ENVIRONMENTAL REALITY IN NUMBERS
The Latino community in the US is suffering the brunt of the effects of air pollution and climate change. Statistics show Latinos are at the forefront of the climate crisis and are disproportionately impacted by climate change related issues:

  • Of the top 10 most polluted cities in the nation, six count Latinos as 40 percent or more of their populations

  • 66% Latinos live in areas that fall below the EPA's air quality safety standards--and 72% in Colorado

  • Hispanic children are 60 percent more likely to have asthma as compared to non-Latino whites

  •  Latinos are 30% more likely to visit a hospital due to asthma compared to non-Latino Whites 

  • Latinos are three times as likely to die of asthma

  • Latinos represent the highest uninsured rates of any racial/ethnic group in the US.2 In 2012, 30% of Hispanics were reported as uninsured, compared to 10.4% of non-Latino Whites

  •  1 in 5 Latino adults are unable to pay for asthma medicines, furthering the disproportionate impacts of air pollution 

  •  Spatial patterns in environmental injustice and inequality for residential outdoor nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentrations in the US show NO2 concentrations are 40% higher for nonwhites than for whites.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Did you know that Americas for Conservation + the Arts is working on 16 out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals?

What are the Sustainable development goals?
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.


 

Non-profit Organization

Tax Exempt Status: 501(c)(3)  EIN 32-0241204 July 2012

AFC+A USA

 

Address: 1942 Broadway St., Suite 210

Boulder, Colorado 80302

Contact: Irene Vilar, Founder & CEO

Phone. 303.330.6597

Email: irene@americasforconservation.org

AFC+A Puerto Rico Offices

 

AFC+A Metro

P.O. Box 13934

San Juan, Puerto Rico. 00908

AFC+A Sur

4 Calle Santo Domingo

Yauco, Puerto Rico 00678

 

Contact: Jonathan Cintron, Director PR

cintron@americasforconservation.org

Initial design by Rafael Lopez / Manage and updates by Jonathan Cintrón

©2019 Americas For Conservation + The Arts

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