See Yosemite Through the Eyes of a Buffalo Soldier, a film about a 1903 Buffalo Soldier and his observations as one of the first "park rangers" to serve in Yosemite's vast wilderness. Popcorn, drinks and snacks provided. Free. Info: 972-699-1687.

Born to Be Wild documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them.

The documentary Protecting The Amazon Rainforest looks at the Kayapó of Brazil in their attempts to protect this important habitat.  

Audience discussion follows.

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Learn the basics and benefits of rainwater harvesting and the effects stormwater has on the environment. Participants will learn how to collect and utilize rainwater at home and have the opportunity to construct their very own 55-gallon rain barrel. $50 per barrel. Register online.

Fundraiser benefitting Connemara Conservancy featuring local chefs George Brown (Experimental Table), Matt Hamilton (Local Yocal Farm To Market) and Robert Lyford (Patina Green Home And Market). 

There will be a special menu for the kids.

$75/adults, $10/children.

About Connemara Conservancy: Connemara now protects more than 6,000 acres as both fee land holdings and under conservation easements with conservation-minded landowners. In addition, thousands of students, families and organizations participate in the Conservancy’s environmental education programs each year.

Dallas Interfaith Power & Light presents the Dallas Premiere of The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community.

The 56-minute film accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived, and asks—what is keeping us from action? In discussions with thought leaders and activists, The Wisdom to Survive explores how unlimited growth lies behind climate disruption and is devastating our planet’s life support system, our social fabric and the lives of billions of people. 

The film features Bill McKibben (, Buddhist author Joanna Macy, whale scientist Roger Payne, Herschelle Milford (Surplus People Project), Quincy Saul (Ecosocialist Horizons) and more. They provide insights, answers and hope. What becomes clear is, we already have the tools we need to change our economy and lifestyle. Our attention must focus on taking action and building community.

Discussion follows with co-director John Ankele, Texas Audubon conservation biologist Dr. Tania Homayoun and Yaira Robinson of Texas Interfaith Power & Light. Anna Clark of EarthPeople will moderate. A reception follows.

WE hosts a free tour of a LEED certified residential project in Jubilee Park.

10 am. Meet at Old Mill Restaurant in Fair Park. Board bus to tour a model eco-friendly home in Jubilee Park.

11:30 Lunch (dutch) at the historic Old Mill Restaurant in Fair Park.

Enjoy Earth Day Texas after lunch.

Register here. 

Volunteers needed to pick up trash and survey spring wildflowers. Bring water and gloves; wear sturdy-soled shoes or boots and long pants. Wildflowers should be great this year: don't forget your camera!

Free family event that focuses on Texas flora and fauna and the use of native plants with activities for children, along with experts on birds, snakes, bugs and plants. There will be 30 demonstration and information outreach booths, 30-minute wildflower and prairie walks beginning at 10:30 a.m., and a series of speakers giving short talks/lectures of 25 minutes each on the hour and half-hour starting at 10:30 a.m.

Additionally, there will be a raffle with gifts provided by some of the event sponsors, which include Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Balancing Energy Yoga, Elliott’s Hardware, Gecko Hardware, Pariveda Solutions, Rain Fresh Water, Texas Discovery Gardens, Whole Earth Provision Company and Whole Foods Market – Park Lane. Others sponsors contributing to the raffle are:  REI, Rohdes Nursery, North Haven Gardens, Nothing Bundt Cake, Good2Go Taco. Raffle tickets: $1 or $5/7 tickets.

On April 18 & 19th, Rosa Finsley and Kathy Powers will be giving tours of the never plowed, native Blackland Prairie at the Frankford Church and Cemetery. Saturday, April 18th’s tour will be at 10am and Sunday, April 19th’s tour will be at 4pm. Come to both to view both in different lighting conditions. Best part of tour? The wild hyacinth should be blooming!  More info to come.

Director Louie Psihoyos and co-producer Gina Papabeis will be in attendance for a Q&A!

Join Earth Day Texas, the Lone Star Film Society and The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for a free advance screening of Racing Extinction, directed by Academy Award winning director Louie Psihoyos.

To attend, please RSVP here.  An RSVP does not guarantee a seat, but is required for admission. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the screening. Doors to the Modern will open at 7:30 pm.

LSFS members receive reserved seating to all LSFS advance screenings. Members please bring your membership card or a photo ID and arrive at least 10 minutes before the screening. 

To become a member and receive this special benefit, click here.



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