INVOCATION TO SUSTAINABILITY

  • Angel’s Landing Outdoor Amphitheater at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab. West side of the gravel road north of Best Friends Welcome Center.
Presented By: Creative Community

INVOCATION TO SUSTAINABILITY

Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018

Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Angel’s Landing Outdoor Amphitheater at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab. West side of the gravel road north of Best Friends Welcome Center. In stormy weather, meet at United Church of Kanab/Fredonia, 530 US Hwy 89A, across from the Fire Department.

Description: On this Mother’s Day, enter an ancient gathering site for a moving experience blending soul stirring music, discussion, poetry, prayer and meditation in a live outdoor performance exploring our connection to nature and to Earth as Mother. Local musicians Bobbi & Sky Chaney provide opening ambiance.

Environmental Singer Songwriter Rex Seabury “Utah Slim” expresses the healing power of the natural world, his passion for environmental justice and humanity’s deep connection with nature. NLP practitioner and educator, Christiane Turner delivers the 2018 Invocation to Sustainability followed by guided meditative reflection. Kane County Chapter of the Utah Poetry Society, Willow Wind Poets interpret their uniquely personal experiences. Musical prelude by Blue Sage & Friends.

Interconnected with many social, economic and environmental crises facing humanity, Climate Change is emerging as a central issue of our time. Climate Reality Leader and Park City, Utah, Environmental Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin shares how the Climate Reality Project has inspired millions of citizen activists in countries across the globe to learn and work to find solutions that fit their communities. As keynote speaker, Luke will suggest responses to the state of Utah’s shifting climate.

Ecological Projects Director for the Foundation for Deep Ecology, George Wuerthner, will offer perspective on sustainability from his experience as an environmental researcher and writer who has published thirty-eight books on natural and conservation history, ecology, wilderness and environmental issues.  https://islandpress.org/books/foundation-deep-ecology

Park City, Utah, has stepped up to make North America’s most ambitious climate goals: to be net-zero carbon and run on 100% renewable electricity for city operations by 2022, and for the whole community by 2032. In March 2017, Park City’s mayor, over half of City Council, city manager, and environmental sustainability team became certified with The Climate Reality’s Leadership Corps. While there, the Park City sustainability team received special recognition from former vice-president Al Gore for their bold municipal goals and actions to tackle climate change. http://www.parkcity.org/departments/sustainability/environmental-sustainability

Drought, insect damage, wildfire, downpours and flooding are occurring with greater frequency in the high desert regions of the Intermountain West. Utah forms the heart of this region. What other trends are likely to manifest across the Colorado Plateau in a steadily warming world?

The Plateau is home to an astonishing number of National and State Parks, National Forests and Monuments, Wilderness areas, National Historic and Scenic Trails and Districts of Public Land with world-class cultural, wildlife, geophysical and recreational resources. What impacts might America’s federally managed estate likely anticipate for animal and plant species, timber and rangelands, water resources, recreation and rural economies? What would a proactive response look like for Utah?

As we explore the world of spirit, ethics and ideas, Amazing Earthfest invites you to welcome living inspiration in the beauty of the natural world. Gather on a meadow beneath a natural red rock alcove to center and focus on the Source, connecting with each other and all life forms with whom we share Earth home. Multimedia equipment is provided by the Glen Canyon Natural History Association.

For additional information about this event:

Event Contact Name: Rich Csenge

Event Contact Phone: 4356443735

Event Contact Email: jiw@gwi.net

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