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
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 each – wherever you are on the planet
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* a 2013 demo website for EQ/equalunderthesun.org
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.