March 26 Earth Hour Event in Spokane Calls Faith Communities to Care About Environment

I'll be at this event on Saturday signing books and enjoying the conversation. Here are the details:

The Faith and Environment Network’s annual Called to Care event will take place on Earth Hour Day, Saturday, March 26, 2011, beginning at 4 pm at the Cathedral of St.John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th Avenue, on Spokane’s South Hill. Earth Hour is an event initiated by the World Wildlife Fund in 2007 in Sydney, Australiawhen 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for onehour to take a stand against climate change. At Earth Hour 2010 a record 128 countries and territories joined the global display of climate action in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet. It included the Earth Hour event offered in Spokane by the Faith and Environment Network.

This year’s annual event will feature
• a panel of artists and naturalists discussing our observation, awareness and mindfulness of theenvironment,
• a presentation on the Dark-Sky movement which seeks to preserve and protect the nighttimeenvironment and our heritage of dark skies through environmentally responsible outdoor lighting,
• a time of music, readings, and meditations from various faith traditions, and
• turning off of lights in the Cathedral at 8:30 pm in observation of Earth Hour.

A light supper will be provided. A donation of $15 is suggested for the event, but all are welcomeregardless of donation. For further information please contact Evita Krislock (220-6532) or Thomas Soeldner (607-7115).