Author: Martin Nelson

An EQ response to the climate crisis


The world’s climate-environment crisis is suddenly – belatedly – rocketing up the agenda

The equinoxes in March and September, if they are adopted as official Earth Days, can become ‘hooks’ for universal action Continue reading

Arc 2B revisited – investment and improvements

Project C25 has taken a back seat in 2019, though I have been checking on the condition of the routes, finding to my relief minor improvements in many places, and little evidence of degradation and thankfully no disrupted or closed paths. For instance, yesterday I learned that downstream of the Thames Barrier “the missing link” had been installed. Continue reading

Equinoxes ARE Earth Days

We need a call to action on a date that is universally meaningful.

Equinoxes are the answer:

Twice a year gives a new rhythm, a new habit of action, every 6 months, in Spring and Autumn.

Fixed Planet Events Equinoxes are true planet events, fixed until the end of time. It’s logical to use them. With a planetary perspective you get to see the Big Picture. In the new One World era, we must have that vision.

Equal under the Sun Equi-nox means equal night. It’s when, each March and September, the entire Earth gets equal amounts of light and dark (12 hours night and day). You can say that at equinox we are Equal under the Sun©. There’s no better time to sense our common destiny and purpose – our global citizenship.

Make both the Spring Equinox (March 20th) & the Autumn Equinox (September 23rd) Earth Days. 

Taking Earth Day Action on the equinoxes will have more impact and build, year-on-year.

Planet Action Equinoxes are planet events – ideal moments for adding the individual’s “little bit” to the greater whole.

Rhythm Equinoxes are twins – the Spring-Autumn rhythm will work beautifully, harmonising with financial and academic calendars, giving summer and winter patterns. Then, whatever is achieved – action, resolution, celebration, link, audit – six months later we can check our progress, refreshing or redoubling our efforts.

Temperature Equinoxes are neutral – ideal for taking a planetary ‘temperature’ audit – a matrix of available data to judge our progress in tackling de-carbonising, pollution, biodiversity, etc.

®, led by equinox-logic, has come up with many neat ideas. Here’s one:

Daylight saving In March we sleep unnecessarily through morning daylight. There is a simple, fair, and logical equinox-based solution to daylight saving that could be applied internationally and save $millions in energy costs and tonnes of CO² completely cost-free!

Equinoxes ARE Earth Days: they clarify our relationship to our home planet. Now is the time to put them to use. We don’t have long.

A new initiative led by the young is taking root fast (clickable), adding pressure to act as if there is a future (for them). That’s the stick. And the carrot? – remember that science tells us climate change (clickable) is overwhelmingly caused by man-made global warming. If we made it, we can un-make it.

© Martin Nelson March 2019