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

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. Utah Poetry Society local chapter, Willow Wind Poets, will share personal experiences of nature.

Expressing the healing power of the natural world, Springdale, Utah, Composer and Pianist Kate Jewel, opens the week’s festival of learning, arts and adventure with evocative, original music for piano composed for the 2017 Amazing Earthfest. Speaking on her personal journey from traumatic physical injury, through self-healing and recovery to her relationship with nature, Kate will share her recent book, To Save the Animals, addressing factory farming, diet, resource use, population growth, climate change, ocean acidification, mass extinction and understanding nonhuman animals. A doctorate in piano from Indiana University, Kate’s music celebrates Utah’s National Parks and Public Lands. One of her compositions was set to dance by Patrick Corbin for the American Repertory Ballet Company.

Sharon St Joan, one of the Co-Founders of Best Friends Animal Society, offers this year’s Invocation to Sustainability. Sharon recently Co-Founded the new local group Wild Kane County, brought into being to honor all of nature and the wild lands that surround us. For many years a licensed wildlife rehabilitator caring for injured wild creatures, Sharon will share insights into our need to see nature not as an afterthought in our busy lives, but as a central focus in our worldview.

Keynote speaker and conservation Activist Kirk Robinson, PhD, delivers a deep, philosophical look at a land ethic for the 21st century in his address entitled, “The Idea of Wildness.” Born in Utah, Kirk has lived most of his life here, earning his Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Cincinnati. He is Founder and Executive Director of Western Wildlife Conservancy and serves on the Steering Committee of the Western Wildway Network. https://wildlandsnetwork.org/wildways/western/

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 our Earth home.

For additional information about this event:

Event Contact Name: Rich Csenge, Earthfest Founding Director

Event Contact Phone: 4356443735

Event Contact Email: jiw@gwi.net

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