Do the XOEarth Honors Jump, Dance, Kiss, EHand sign, Handshake, Hug, Cartwheel and Bellywave to honor friends and others for their eco actions.
Whether your style is a victory dance, ballet, break, slam, swing, shimmy, jazz, freestyle, twist or tango - dance for your eco friends that are helping save our lives.
The XOEarth Honors ecofx Dance is done by dancing on the border of an area that represents the habitat that a friend helps save by taking an eco action. It is an eco-science-based-tweak to add to your eco Dance style.
To add ecofx to your dance, first use our XOEarth ecofx tools and/or ecofx card to estimate the area of habitat saved by your friends' environmental actions. Then bust out your ecofx Dance moves for your eco friends and others.
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One of the ways to use the EHand goes like this. When a person takes an eco action you can say, "Thank you from my future self (or some other person or animal species) for taking that eco action". Then raise your EHand with the three E-fingers to your heart and say, "and from our sweet planet Earth". Next, move your hand away from your heart, flowing the three EHand towards the person.
Adding a couple of closed-hand taps on the chest or heart before making the EHand is also a nice move. Once others know what the EHand means, it is also fine to just say "Earrrrrth".
So give people the EHand (aka XOEarth mudra or ESign) to others for being kind to the planet today.
To do the XOEarth Honors Jump, leap up and down while thanking a friend for their eco action. It can be done in cheerleader fashion or like jumping jacks.
Another Jump style is to sweep your arms in the air in a big circle - symbolizing the Earth - while jumping. And like the XOEarth Honors - Dance, you can jump around the border of an area on the ground that represents the approximate area of the habitat saved by that friend's green action. See ecofx.org
When giving the Kiss - as with other XOEarth Honors you can say, "This XOEarth Honors - Kiss is from me and a hundred other lifeforms that would like to thankyou for your action to protect our biosphere."
Kiss every day. <3 <3
It's nice that while giving the Handshake, that both people envision a little journey into the future to see an ecosystem, a person(s) and/or animal(s) that is having a groovy time because of an eco action that one or both of the huggers have taken.
Interlacing the 4 fingers symbolizes Team, Art, Logic and Love which are the four basic ways we can each help protect the planet -- as based on the XO Earth Pledge. Do the XOEarth Honors - Handshake for all the life.
Like other XOEarth Honors, it's good if while giving the Hug, one of the people describes a little journey into the future to see an ecosystem, a person(s) and/or animal(s) that are having a better life because of an eco action that one or both of the huggers have taken.
The XOEarth Honors Cartwheel is a real cartwheel (gymnastic style) given to a person for their green deeds. Another version is the finger cartwheel which can be done by "cart wheeling" four fingers on an outstretched arm.
To twinkle, raise your hands in front of you and then wiggle your fingers as they are pointed up - kind of like playing air piano. Wiggling fingers up means a person is giving approval to something. Wiggling fingers down indicates one's disapproval of something. Wiggling only three fingers - instead of four - helps connect it to the EHand sign described above. The twinkle was inspired by the Occupy movement. more >>