equinox

EQ takes the Earth Day idea – and doubles it.

Equinoxes are Earth Days, and come around every spring and autumn

By pledging twice a year to SPRING INTO ACTION and TURN OVER A NEW LEAF at equinox, we will accelerate towards a sustainable post-carbon future.

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Equinoxes are universally and uniquely suited to be Earth Action Days:

1) Equinoxes are true planet events
Fixed events in Earth’s orbit around the sun.

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

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* a 2013 demo website for EQ/equalunderthesun.org

Earth Days activated every Equinox

How will you SPRING INTO ACTION and TURN OVER A NEW LEAF?

You can make your Pledge Card and share your ideas HERE (Click!)

altogether we’re prepared!

And this is not the only way Equinoxes* can help us ‘do our bit’ and rise to the challenge of the climate crisis. They have unique qualities that can revolutionise Earth Days in all sorts of ways…

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Stephen Hawking, Parsifal and Space-Time

Note: February 2020. If you have been directed here from EQ’s new landing page, this is temporary. A YouTube video about the EQ logo, the Golden Ratio – Phi – and the Fibonacci series is in preparation. Meanwhile, enjoy a 2017 memoir and excursion into time, space and music…

Stephen Hawking is 75! Indomitable doesn’t come close to describing his life.

He became a research fellow at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge shortly before I joined as an undergraduate. Continue reading

Earthrise. Blue Marble. Pale Blue Dot. A triptych.

This is the transcript of a reading given on December 15th at St Clement Danes Church as part of the Christmas Concert of the talented young choir Coro.

Apollo 8 was the first manned spacecraft to leave Earth’s orbit and head up and out into deeper space. The astronauts were Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders and they orbited the moon ten times during December 24, 1968. On the fourth pass, at 4pm GMT, as they came round again from the dark side of the moon Anders saw something emerging from below the lunar horizon: Continue reading

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