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eQ invites you to see the equinoxes as universally and uniquely suited to be Earth Action Days:

1) Equinoxes are true planet events
Fixed events every spring and autumn in Earth’s orbit around the sun

2) We are equal under the sun at equinox*
Equal day and night – 12 hours – wherever you are on the planet

3) Two equinoxes double up our annual actions
Act twice a year to spring into action and turn over a new leaf at equinox

So many of our problems cross boundaries, continents and oceans – above all, the climate-biosphere crisis. Yet at a planetary level, so much more connects us than divides us. Equinoxes can rebalance and reconnect us, and energise our instinct to preserve and protect.

Whether through a pledge, an audit, a link, or just small actions multiplied a thousand-thousandfold, equinoxes can help us accelerate towards a sustainable post-carbon future.

These eQ blogs offer perspectives on what equinoxes offer.

* a 2013 demo website protecting eQ’s domain is here: equalunderthesun.org
© Martin Nelson 20th March 2022

A March for Science on Earth Day 2017

April 22nd is Earth Day – and you would be forgiven for not knowing or noticing here in the UK as it is a largely US-based event. More on this below, but it’s worth your attention: this year there was a March for Science on the National Mall, Washington DC, with as expected some pungent anti-post-truth banners.

There was a London March for Science too. I joined and was welcomed as an unreconstituted ‘artiste’, in moral support.

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Twin slogans: Spring into action

So we spring forward this weekend into British Summer Time. Lose an hour’s sleep, but gain lighter evenings. Great! But if equinoctial logic had been applied, it should have happened a month ago and significant energy (and Vitamin D) would not have been wasted.

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Spring Equinox 2018: takes the long view

 ..but, eternally having sunshine in equal nights and in equal days, the good receive a less toilsome life, not vexing the earth or the water of the sea with the strength of their hands to achieve a meagre sustenance; instead, in the presence of the honoured Gods, those who delighted in keeping their oaths pass a tearless existence…* So recited Pindar, in his Olympian Ode 2 Continue reading

Common and Kind: more in common in music

As it’s the Summer Solstice today I will end this post with a personal footnote, for I first met Michael Solomon Williams at the 1989 solstice in a magical performance of Britten’s opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He was six, and the ‘fetched’ Humble Bee to my Bottom. So more of that anon… now Common and Kind – which is Michael’s #JoCox #moreincommon -inspired initiative, subtitled more in common in music.

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