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For the week of April 17 - 23, 2002


Earth Week captures spirit of the movement

Express Staff Writer

Earth Day, a celebration of our planet and an expression of concern for it, is annually celebrated in hundreds of communities across the nation and in many countries around the world.

The cast of "The Lorax," clockwise from left, are: Marly Morsus, Dani Moore, Amy Jo Weaver, Merrill Heinnch, Louisa Waycott, Laura Baker, Grace Weaver, Sarala Conlin and Colin Waycott. Photo by Kevin M. Johnson

Not content with just one day, the Environmental Resource Center in Ketchum is in the midst of Earth Week, culminating with a daylong interactive celebration at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Ketchum.

Every day this week at noon, the Earth Day film festival is being held at the ERC’s offices at Sixth and Leadville. It’s free and open to all, and attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch and come early.

Today, the second part of "Bill Moyers Earth on Edge" continues, and Thursday, "Affluenza" plays. On Friday, "Kayaanisqatsi" starts at noon and runs until 1:30 p.m. This film "artfully and pointedly contrasts a life out of balance with nature," said the ERC.

On Thursday, a Night Sky Party is being held from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Those interested should meet at the ERC to learn about stars, constellations and planets. Bring a telescope if you have one.

Rounding out the week’s events is "Path for Our Planet: Celebrate Earth Day," on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Thomas.

This family event commences with a presentation of "The Lorax," followed by an Earth Day Walk, Kjadary Peruvian Dancers and a movement workshop for children with Julie Fox-Jones.

In the Fireside room of the church, at 10:30 a.m., Bill McDorman will discuss Seeds Trust, followed by worm composting. Joe Rodriguez speaks at 11:15 a.m. about the Hispanic Community. Tony Evans speaks about the Native American Indian Community at 11:45 a.m., to be followed by a recycling talk.

The Buddhist community speaks at 12:15 p.m., followed by Jeanne Pudoff, who’ll talk about the labyrinth. Discussing the making and selling of recyclable art is Pat Thorne at 1:15 p.m., to be followed by another recycling workshop. At 1:45 p.m., Kelly Weston will speak about the Sawtooth Botanical Gardens, and at 2:45 p.m., there is a final ERC worm composting workshop.

Ongoing videos will be played in the Alcove from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Other activities for children include making prayer flags, medicine wheels, piñatas, recyclable art and snow mandala.

For more information, contact the ERC at 7216-4333, or Jeanne Pudoff-Oyen 726-4212.


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