The bell tolls for thee – 400 times

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - North Hatley

of car­bon diox­ide in the at­mos­phere is 350 ppm or less. They say more than that "is not com­pat­i­ble with life on earth." That’s a bell tolling for all of us.

Car­bon diox­ide stays in the at­mos­phere 100 years. The so­lu­tion is a slow one. It in­volves re­duc­ing our re­liance on fos­sil fu­els now.

To raise aware­ness of our col­lec­tive predica­ment and the need for ac­tion, UUEstrie is mark­ing Earth Day on Fri­day, April 22, at 11 a.m., by ring­ing the church bell 400 times. Per­sons who would like to par­tic­i­pate in this an­nual rit­ual are wel­come to gather at UUEstrie’s bell tower on the up­per level of the church, on Gagnon Street in North Hatley, just off 201 Main Street. Come a few min­utes early for cof­fee and to get or­ga­nized for the ring­ing.

Earth Day is also the topic for the Sun­day ser­vice, April 24, at 10:30 a.m., at UUEstrie, the Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ist Com­mu­nity in North Hatley. For more in­for­ma­tion, see www.uuestrie.ca, or call 819-842-4146.

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