This mugshot¹ displays one of many slogans that attach naturally and convincingly to EQ. On the other side: Spring into Action.
The autumn equinox is a time for renewal even while leaf-fall reminds us of the natural cycle of decay. Continue reading
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.
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 – wherever you are on the planet
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. Continue reading
This NASA real image from space is the background for EQ’s Facebook and Twitter pages as it clearly shows Earth at equinox Continue reading
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.
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.