The first birthday present I gave myself this year was registering for EarthSpirit Rising, to be held at Xavier June 12 – 14. Subtitled A Conference on Ecology, Spirituality & Living Economies, EarthSpirit Rising was invented by Imago, an organization which has grown organically over the years, working on just those themes.
Enright Avenue in Price Hill has become an ecovillage through their work, with much of the street now occupied by Imago members who share the common values of living simply and well in harmony with the earth. The Imago Earth Center on Enright feels like a different part of the planet altogether, and deeply in tune with the pulsebeat of the earth.
The conference itself, intended to be an inspiration for ecological change, will be sustainable and green. For instance, participants are asked to bring along their own cloth napkins to reduce waste. The food will be innovative, simple, creative. And the program includes sessions and gatherings to nourish us body, mind and spirit.
If you ‘are eager to be in the forefront of the movement to heal Earth and craft a new model of being human on our fragile, beautiful planet home’, then Cintas Center at Xavier the second weekend in June is where you need to be. www.earthspiritrising.org