BECAUSE ADVOCATES MUST COME TOGETHER
The Americas Latino Eco Festival, ALEF, a Latino-hosted multicultural gathering, elevates the voices of communities of color, women in conservation, and cultural leadership by fostering collaboration to better tackle environmental problems from many angles.
Now ALEF is well on the way to a 6th successive year. Today minorities make up 40% of the US population but only 13% of environmental organizations, so ALEF’s unique contribution to reducing the “Environmental Inclusion Gap,” is more important and urgent than ever.
Unique - ALEF is the largest and only event of its kind in the US uniting environmental conservation with Latino leadership and families. Donor support keeps ALEF free and open to the public.
Authentic - ALEF speakers and attendees are mostly Latino. The festival’s special blend of Advocacy, Arts, Networking, and Education is designed by Latinos and made available to all that support environmental conservation. What better place for a genuine connection?
Established - Now in its 6th year, ALEF has been supported by loyal donors like Whole Foods Market, Kaiser Permanente, World Wildlife Federation, US Forest Service, City of Denver, AARP, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver Art Museum, Bonfils Stanton Foundation, Audubon Society and The Nature Conservancy.
Visible - ALEF attracts all ages, cultures, and celebrities like Edward James Olmos, Bianca Jagger, and Junot Diaz. No wonder ALEF was featured in more than 20 English and Spanish national media in 2016-2017 and gained over 50 million media impressions.
High Impact - Since 2013, ALEF has been attended by over 12,000 people, engaged over 2,500 Latino advocates, educated 3,800 K-12 school children and seeded over 65 Green and Latino intersectional program collaborations.
Awarded - In 2016, we were honored to receive (1) the City of Denver Office of Sustainability Love This Place Award for our work as community builders (2) the ALEF Proclamation by Colorado Governor John Wright Hickenlooper (3) the signed Mayors Monarch Pledge by City of Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. In 2017 Imagine 2020.