Parks and Recreation: Services for a Socially Just and Equitable Community

Photo: Brisbane Webinar Announcement: Parks and Recreation: Services for a Socially Just and Equitable Community, July 14, 1pm GMT, 6am PT Official spin: Parks, public spaces, and sport amenities are central to most communities and is always a hub of activity by children, youth, and adults. The COVID-19 pandemic with complete lockdown and social distancing …

Celebrating Matariki (2020)

Poster: Matariki New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. Celebrations begin on the day of the first new moon following the rising of the star cluster. On July 13 the Matariki star cluster will rise in New Zealand skies, …

Hawai’i: Listen to the Forest

Screenshot New video from PBS Hawai’i: Listen to the Forest An environmental documentary that traces the destruction of Hawai’i’s rainforests, this film calls for preservation and a return to the ecological wisdom that guided traditional Hawaiians’ connection to the land. Key Links pbshawaii.org/listen-to-the-forest – @pbshawaii hawaiianlegacyfoundation.org Planeta Hawai’i Hawai’i Links Rainforests Listen Wild USA

Urgent Call from Mexico (World Environment Day 2020)

Photo: Pablo Leautaud, Golfinas Rolling coverage of the Summer 2020 budget for Mexico’s environmental ministries. Cuts up to 75% could be made of the institutions. This page includes the English-language translation of an open letter to the President of Mexico, made on World Environment Day, June 5, 2020. Headlines ‘Unprecedented’ Cuts To Mexico’s Park Service …

Māori Language Week = Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2020

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Announcing the dates for 2020’s Māori Language Week (September 14-20 or 14-20 Mahuru). Hashtags: #TeWikioteReoMāori, #MāoriLanguageWeek Māori Language Week = Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori is one of Planeta.com’s fave celebrations in the world, one that stands out as a practical model of inclusive experiences and smart communication bringing …

World Listening Day 2020

Poster July 18 is World Listening Day. Hashtags: #WLD2020, #acousticecology, #deeplistening, #WorldListeningDay This year’s theme for World Listening Day 2020 is the Collective Field created by Wild Sanctuary Vice President, Katherine Krause (@KatKrause). World Listening Day is hosted by the World Listening Project. Around the world contests and walks focus attention on improving listening skills …

Planeta Live, July 2020

Poster Planeta.com’s July 2020 public zoom conversation took place Friday, July 3, 10:30am Mexico, 8:30am Pacific – with transmission on Planeta’s Facebook page – facebook.com/planetadotcom – and later uploaded to YouTube: youtube.com/user/ronmader/videos. Timestamps 00:50 Marlene Hipolito 02:00 Marlene Ehrenberg 04:11 Jennifer Morfin 07:00 Planeta Live 15:00 Pedro Martinez 28:00 Marlene E. Group heading to Colima …

Coronavirus, aka COVID19

Buzzwords Coronavirus = any of a group of RNA viruses that cause a variety of diseases in humans and other animals This page features rolling coverage from Planeta.com of the impacts of the Coronavirus Disease, aka COVID-19, aka SARS-CoV-2, characterized by the World Health Organization as a global pandemic. Hashtags: #COVID19, #Coronavirus Key Links who.int …

Guelaguetza 2020

Poster: Montserrat Alhelí Steck Ortiz, Trenzando Magia The virtual stage is set. With the physical Guelaguetza postponed, we will watch, enjoy, and amplify performances and presentations from Oaxaca, Mexico throughout the month of July. Hashtag: #Guelaguetza2020 Viva la Guelaguetza! Viva Oaxaca!! = Long live Guelaguetza! Long live Oaxaca!! Who should watch? Anyone interested in Mexico, …

Nevada Reopens

Hashtags Due to the Coronavirus shutdown, Nevada issued a state at home order. As of early June, the state is beginning to reopen. Planeta.com is curating a wide collection of tweets (March-May and June-) documenting how Nevada and Las Vegas in particular respond to this new situation. Our rolling coverage is dived into the following …