Australia Votes 2022

Photo: Denisbin, Eyre (Some rights reserved) Australia – federal elections will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022 to elect members of the 47th Parliament. Voting is mandatory for citizens over 18. More than 17.2 million people – 96% of eligible voters – are enrolled for this election. All 151 seats in the lower house, …

May 22 is Biodiversity Day

Artwork May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica) hosted by the Convention on Biological Diversity.Hashtags: #BioDiversityDay #DíaDeLaDiversidadBiólogica #ForNature Key Linkscbd.int/[email protected] Questions = Preguntas Are there any commemorations this year for the 20th anniversary of the International Year of Ecotourism and the May 2002 Ecotourism Summit? = ¿Hay …

World Ecotourism Summit (2002)

Logo The World Ecotourism Summit, was held in Quebec City, Canada May 19-22, 2002. The Summit was an initiative of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It was hosted by Tourisme Québec and the Canadian Tourism Commission. Background The United Nations declared 2002 the International Year of Ecotourism. The …

Vangelis

Photo: Martin Heigan, Orion Nebula (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Greek composer Vangelis Papathanasiou HeadlinesOscar-winning composer Vangelis passes away – EkathimeriniVangelis, composer of Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner soundtracks, dies aged 79 – Guardian Embedded Tweets Videos Chariots of Fire WikipediaVangelis Planeta

International Museum Day 2022

Poster (Some rights reserved) To celebrate May 18, International Museum Day, please tag, tweet, and follow your fave museums on the social web. Hashtags: #IMD2022 #InternationalMuseumDay Key words: Access, Community-Driven, Digitization, Education, Sustainability On International Museum Day 2022, ICOM wants to explore the potential of museums to bring about positive change in their communities through …

Auckland Climate Festival 2022

Logo Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau – For a second year we spotlight the work of the Auckland Climate Festival — aucklandclimatefestival.co.nz — an open platform created to celebrate and accelerate climate action. Events takes place October 1-31. Hashtag: #aucklandclimatefestival 2022 theme: Ancestor, me. I am a good ancestor. Believing in our future. Key Linksaucklandclimatefestival.co.nz – Book a …

Biodiversity Twitter

Poster (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on the individuals and institutions researching and conserving life on earth, aka biodiversity A Twitter List allows us to curate global accounts and voices with varied backgrounds and audiences. Presenting our Biodiversity Twitter List: A Twitter List by planetanews [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected] Planeta

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Neowise (Some rights reserved) Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. For the first time since it was created in the 1930s, a federal water shortage has been declared for Lake Mead, including mandatory water cutbacks …

What is responsible travel?

Roofdog (Some rights reserved) Responsible travel = While tourism marketing campaigns have long touted ‘destinations’ — travelers are simply entering a place that is someone else’s home. Game show prize winners are not rewarded with trip to someone’s home, but glamorous destinations. Locations beyond the immediate horizon are mysteries or memories for the individual. The …