equinox

EQ® is a new take on the idea of Earth Day

In fact, it proposes two Earth Days – the equinoxes, which come around every spring and autumn

Equinoxes are the best days to focus on our home planet at this time of crisis because:

1) Equinoxes are true planet events
Fixed events in Earth’s orbit around the sun. Billions have passed. Billions are yet to come

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

Together these qualities give equinoxes unique power and resonance

The core idea? CLICK HERE to embark on an accelerating programme of change by pledging twice a year

Click any dark green text to explore further
* a 2013 demo website for EQ/equalunderthesun.org

Revolutionising Earth Days at Equinox

SPRING INTO ACTION and TURN OVER A NEW LEAF

it’s a journey – we’re prepared!

You can fill in your own actions for every March 20/21 and September 22/23. Equinoxes have unique qualities to help us ‘do our bit’ and rise to the challenge of the climate crisis. How? First, with Spring and Autumn Pledge cards, previewed here. But Continue reading

An EQ response to the climate crisis

Our climate and biosphere are now universally recognised to be in crisis, as this chart* of 1000 years of ice core and 50 years of atmospheric data starkly shows.

The equinoxes in March and September are here to help. If they are adopted as official Earth Days, they can become action rallying points for us all. This is how it will work: 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

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