Celebrating the Seasons

Earth Day Celebration 2021

Earth Day 2021 square revisedSaturday, April 24, 2021
10 AM - 1 PM Central time (UTC-6:00)
ONLINE via YouTube Live


Learn, share, discover and connect with the spirit of the Earth at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve's Earth Day Festival! It's a day of learning and celebration as we celebrate the planet we live on. 

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EARTH DAY SCHEDULE - go here to attend

10 am Celebrating Nature at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve with Rev. Bob Paxton
Aerial views of Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve, our 200-acre Nature sanctuary located in the Driftless Bioregion of southwestern Wisconsin.
  Earth Day Celebrations & Transformations with Rev. Selena Fox
Reflections on the development of Earth Day observances through the years and Earth Day's contributions to environmental education and ecoactivism for a healthier, sustainable world.
  Being Fully Present in Nature on Earth Day and Every Day with Dr. Dennis Carpenter
Holistic benefits associated with experiences in Nature and some ways such activities can be enhanced using mindfulness techniques. A mindfulness in Nature meditation will be included.
  Eco-Friendly End of Life Options with Rev. Sharon Stewart
Many people would prefer to leave a positive impact on the planet upon their departure. What options are there available for you? What options may soon become available for you to choose an eco-friendly ending? How do you go about it? There are certainly pros and cons that come with every end-of-life option but educating yourself about the environmental impact of these options can help you make an informed choice for an eco-friendly ending for yourself and your loved ones for generations to come.
  Sacred Sites at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve with Rev. Bob Paxton
Aerial videos of some of the ancient and contemporary ceremonial areas at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve.
  Earth Day Ceremony with Rev. Selena Fox & Circle Sanctuary Community
Celebrate Planet Earth and sacred dimensions of Nature with music, prayers, meditation, and reflections in this multicultural and interfaith ceremony guided by Rev. Selena Fox and some other members of the Circle Sanctuary Community.
  Earth Day Every Day with Rev. Selena Fox
Concluding Reflections plus Resources for Nature Spirituality and EcoActivism.




Rev. Selena Fox has been an environmental activist since her youth, including being among the organizers of the first Earth Day in 1970.  Also known as Rev. Selena Fox, she is Senior Minister of Circle Sanctuary, founder of Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve, and Director of Circle Cemetery, one of the first Green cemeteries in North America.  She teaches through writings, workshops, rituals, and her two weekly podcasts, Nature Mystic and Nature Spirituality.  Selena has a B.S. in Psychology from the College of William and Mary and a M.S. in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and works with Nature communion and Nature imagery as part of her psychotherapy and counseling work with clients.

Dennis D. Carpenter, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, and Circle Sanctuary Minister.  His current interests include Nature preservation, ecopsychology, yoga, mindfulness, Nature mysticism, and the health and wellness benefits of experience in Nature.  

Rev. Sharon Stewart has had a life-long interest in bettering the end-of-life for the dying and their families.  She is a Certified Death Midwife, a Certified End-of-Life Practitioner, a NODA volunteer, member of the National Home Funeral Alliance, and a long-time hospice volunteer.  She also serves on the Board of Circle Cemetery, the Green Cemetery at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve. 

Rev. Bob Paxton is a Circle Sanctuary Minister who leads many of the land stewardship efforts at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve, and serves as Secretary of the Circle Sanctuary Board as well as maintaining Circle's online presence.



For more information on Circle Sanctuary and this event, please contact the Circle Office.