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.

CLICK here to start! 

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

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* a 2013 demo website for EQ/equalunderthesun.org

Pledge card ideas and template

Please download the Pledge Card image above (right click), then print, or share on social media.
You are the Early Adopter of a bottom-up initiative, as yet unfunded, but which will surely grow.
You can make suggestions at the foot of this page, which will be moderated and added to the four categories as appropriate. Thanks for helping to build the project!

SOMETHING EASY

SOMETHING HARD

SOMETHING MEASURED

SOMETHING SHARED

ALTOGETHER WE’RE PREPARED!

Thank you!
©Martin Nelson March 2020

Equinox Earth Days – further information

Thanks for clicking! Please read on for a bit more detail on EQ’s plans for the equinoxes. Feel free to add comments below.

THEN AND NOW

Fifty years ago the Vernal Equinox 1969 was mooted as the first Earth Day. But the next year it was moved to April 22nd, abandoning the natural advantages that attach to a planet event. Equinoxes have been hiding in plain sight ever since. But now, in 2019, we face a climate and biosphere crisis, and environmental calendar events have to step up to the plate.

BUSINESS PLAN

In preparing equinoxes as Earth Days, the limited company Equinoctial Days Ltd. has secured the globally usable letters EQ as a Registered Trade Mark, and the domain name equalunderthesun. Equal Under The Sun has a Shakespearean ring to it, yet curiously it is new-minted. EQ as an umbrella #tag and web portal could not be simpler, and should have great impact and reach in the English-speaking world and beyond.

EQ believes that by engaging with the Big Picture and Long View at equinox, planetary truths and our stewardship responsibilities will clarify. The logo encapsulates this: it is derived from spring and autumn Earth-circles drawn within a Golden Ratio (Phi, or Φ) rectangle, which means it will morph into Fibonacci-generated natural patterns (flowers, shells, etc), and can be home-made easily – a great educational add-on.