UNM West hosts it's first-ever Earth Day Fair on Wednesday, April 23 from 11 a.m. 4 p.m. The Earth Day Fair and Celebration will include: UNM Sustainability Studies representatives; La Montanita Co-op will have free veggie starters; recycleable grocery bag decorating with Earth Day and sustainability themes; Lobo drink mugs (because Styrofoam is bad); free bare root tree raffle (6 Different Varieties of Trees including: Chokecherry, Serviceberry, Wax Currant, Hybrid Cottonwood, Nanking Cherry, American Plum); and much more.

Additionally the New Mexico Film Festival will host Free "Movies for Earth Day." The schedule of films is listed below.  Admission is free, and the general public is invited to this family and environment friendly event.

“Movies for Earth Day” Film Schedule (All movies will be screened in UNM West, Room 1225)

** 11 a.m. — Land Water People Time, a documentary look at some of the peoples of Northern New Mexico and their fascinating stories of land and heritage. Filmmakers: David Lindblom, Cynthia J. Gomez.

** 12 p.m. — Princess Marisol and the Moon Thieves, a multi-media musical fantasy about a young New Mexico girl and her adventure with mischievous musicians who attempt to alter our natural world in a most lunatic way, and the fun which ensues. Film maker: Alex Paramo.   Q & A with filmmaker Alex Paramo.

** 12:45 p.m. — Valles Caldera: The Science, 2013 Emmy Award Winning Documentary about the ground breaking research currently being conducted in the super volcano known as New Mexico’s Valles Caldera.  A fascinating examination of the impact of climate change in the American west.  Film makers: Tim Aydelott and Yolnda Viola. Narrated by film star Ali MacGraw.   Q& A with filmmaker Tim Aydelott.

** 2 p.m. — Rooted Lands Tierra Arraigadas, documentary exploring the grassroots people’s movement in Mora and San Miguel Counties which speaks out in defense of land and heritage against the “fracking” plans of the natural gas and mining industries. A powerful and encouraging environmentally focused film. Film maker: Renea Roberts. Q&A with filmmaker Renea Roberts.

For more information, call (505) 925-8669 or email