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Earth Day in the Fuller Dome

Earth Day 2019

For Earth Day 2019 we created a two fold celebration of the planet. The first half of our celebration occurred at noon on Earth Day and featured a “Blessing For Our Planet” by Rev. Annie Clark, our 2014 Spirituality Award Winner. Those in attendance joined hands in a circle beneath the dome and offered a blessing that included the request to:

“Let us each care for this gift entrusted to us. Let us individually and collectively open ourselves to be worthy of this stewardship, as we joyfully shower unconditional love, compassion and care for our planet, which so wonderfully provides for us.” - Rev. Annie Clark

Earth Day 2019 “Blessing For Our Planet” photo by Howard Ash, Southern Illinois University Marketing and Communications

Earth Day 2019 “Blessing For Our Planet” photo by Howard Ash, Southern Illinois University Marketing and Communications

The second half of our Earth Day celebration consisted of a round-table style discussion lead by a distinguished panel of professionals working in the fields of sustainable design. The discussion utilized Buckminster Fuller’s legacy as a catalyst for entering into an analysis of contemporary sustainable design practices lead by the considerable shared experience of our panelists:

John C. Guenther, FAIA,
LEED AP
John C. Guenther Architect

Daniel F. Hellmuth, AIA
LEEDTM Accredited Professional Principal
hellmuth + bicknese architects

William Odell, FAIA,
LEED® AP
HOK Architects

Angela A. Moore, LEED AP O+M,
TRUE Advisor Facilities and Sustainability Coordinator
Missouri Historical Society

Equinox Balance

Spring Equinox Event Under the Dome, 3/20/19

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The day of the Spring Equinox marks a seasonal transition point when the amount of daylight is equal to the amount of darkness. This represents a powerful opportunity to discover balance inside of ourselves and the world around us. The Equinox is a time for us to come into alignment within ourselves and consider the larger planetary motions that are also coming into balance on the day of the Equinox.

Dianna Lucas presents “Equinox Balance” in the Fuller Dome 3/20/19 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Dianna Lucas presents “Equinox Balance” in the Fuller Dome 3/20/19 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM

We are hosting a special “Equinox Balance” program in the Fuller Dome being lead by Dianna Lucas. Dianna is a student and teacher of meditation and movement techniques with more than 35 years of experience. For “Equinox Balance” Dianna will be combining yoga and guided meditation with sound under the Fuller Dome to promote physical and spiritual alignment. The program will run from 6:30 to 8:30 with an optional potluck to follow. Guests may bring a dish to share if they would like to stay after the program for a community potluck and conversation. $40 registration for the “Equinox Balance” program Includes Sacred Cacao by Dianna and the community potluck. Register here on Dianna’s “Sacred Wisdom” website, space is limited. We look forward to seeing you on the equinox in the Center’s miniature earth dome, designed by Buckminster Fuller for the SIUE campus in Edwardsville, IL.

  • yoga with Dianna

  • guided meditation

  • sound healing

  • sacred Cacao

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