The North Texas Electric Auto Association’s goal is to support local EV enthusiasts and to promote and educate the public regarding the benefits of electric vehicles.

Meeting includes:

Updates on how recent Earth Week tabling and meetings with the Denton Record Chronicle and Congressman Burgess's office went.

Action items and the various volunteer and committee opportunities we're looking for help with.

We will also work together on the national actions for the month of May and discuss our upcoming time in DC.

Info: Brett Cease, brettw.cease@gmail.com or 218-766-0830

Dr. Dottie Woodson, Texas Texas A&M Extension Water Resource Specialist and former Tarrant County AgriLife horticulturalist, will discuss landscape water conservation practices for urban environments. Conservation is the easiest and least expensive method to make water resources sustainable. Free.

In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists expose the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way you see the planet.

The international wildlife trade creates bogus markets at the expense of creatures that have survived on this planet for millions of years. Using covert tactics and state-of-the-art technology, the Racing Extinction team exposes these two worlds in an inspiring affirmation to preserve life as we know it.

The film, directed by Louie Psihoyos, the Academy Award®-winning director of The Cove, opened to critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2015 and has already won the DC Environmental Film Festival’s Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy.

Free screenings will be held at the Music Hall at Fair Park on Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26, at 2 pm and 6pm. Want to get closer to the crime-ring-busting action? Check out the super-rigged Tesla mobile projection vehicle from the movie, as it will be on display at Fair Park all weekend long!

See trailer on website link.

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. KirkMiller@DallasSierraClub.org.

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.

 Free. Info: JudAnnWat@sbcglobal.net

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 (350.org), 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. 

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