New Biosphere Reserves in 2020

Photo: UNESCO/Gobierno Regional de Junín, Bosques de Neblina – Selva Central Biosphere Reserve The World Network of Biosphere Reserves proudly welcomes 25 new biosphere reserves UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme today added 25 new sites, one of them transboundary, in 18 countries to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, which now numbers 714 …

World Cities Day 2020

Photo October 31 is World Cities Day. Hashtags: #WorldCitiesDay, #WorldCitiesReport Key Linksun.org/en/observances/cities-day Official Spin: The United Nations General Assembly has designated the 31st of October as World Cities Day, by its resolution 68/239. The Day is expected to greatly promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities …

Earth Day 2020

Photo: Seven Magic Mountains What are your plans for Earth Day? Hashtag: #EarthDay Earth Day (April 22) has proved extremely popular in the United States and around the world. Now that we are shut-ins or staying six feet (two meters) apart, #EarthDay #EarthDay2020 is more digital and global than ever. Planeta is updating our suggested …

NetHui 2020

Poster One of our all-time fave global gatherings, New Zealand (Aotearoa) – NetHui – nethui.org.nz returns for a virtual conference October 13-14. Don’t be a bystander. Participants can join from anywhere in Aotearoa and overseas. There’s a healthy code of conduct (kaupapa), now more important than ever. Hashtag: #nethui Key Linksnethui.org.nz2020.nethui.nzProgrammeGet involvedHow to participate [email protected]

Indigenous Peoples Day 2020

Photo: Michael Swiggart, Olmec Head in Xalapa Planeta.com celebrates and commemorates the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Hashtag #IndigenousPeoplesDay EssayIn the past twenty years, this celebration has become a counter narrative to Columbus Day. USA Today reports that more cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day. The roots of rethinking the …

Henderson Libraries 2020

Photo: Sunny day Henderson, Nevada – Some of our fave community spaces / third places are the Henderson Library system – hendersonlibraries.com. Due to the COVID19 Pandemic, operations shut down for most of 2020. Curbside pickup resumed in June. This page is a digital scrapbook of sorts featuring tweets and photos from the time. Kudos …

Planeta Live, September 2020

Poster Where is the conversation? Conservation and culture fans, please join us Friday, September 25 for our monthly convo about conscious living and travel. This month’s confirmed guests include Marlene, Enrique, and Roberto. We will be guided on a series of virtual tours with status reports and recommendations from Las Vegas, Cuernavaca, Quito, and Cusco. …

Reveil 2020

Logo Listen to the earth! This weekend the Reveil 2020 transmission loops the earth, tracking sunrise and highlighting the Dawn Chorus and other live environmental sounds from (UTC+1) 5AM on Saturday May 2 to 6AM Sunday, May 3. Key Linkssoundtent.orgsoundtent.org/reveilindex of streams Hashtags: #Reveil2020, #ListenToTheEarth AppsLocusCast About the eventThis project is about live sound, rather …

International Literacy Day 2020

Poster September 8 is International Literacy Day. Hashtag: #LiteracyDay International Literacy Day brings together governments, multi- and bilateral organizations, private sectors, communities, NGOs, teachers, learners, and experts in the field. There are new challenges of literacy teaching and learning amid COVID19. Planeta.com will be curating tweets, videos, and other new resources. Kudos to UNESCO and …