We need a call to action on a universally meaningful date.
The answer? Equinoxes
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. With a planetary perspective you get to see the Big Picture, and in the new One World era, we need that vision.
Equal under the Sun Equi-nox means equal night. Every March and September, the entire Earth gets equal amounts of light and dark (12 hours night and day). We are Equal under the Sun© at equinox. 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, 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 is overwhelmingly caused by man-made global warming. If we made it, we can un-make it.
© Martin Nelson March 2019