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 Environment Day

Photo: NASA Goddard, Earth’s Horizon (Some rights reserved) June 5 is World Environment Day. Planeta.com celebrates by paying attention to the annual theme (see below), hosting conversations on the social web that bring attention to various environmental concerns around the globe, and by revisiting the winners of the Colibri Ecotourism Award. Key [email protected] Questions = …

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Photo: Joe Ross (Some rights reserved) Albuquerque, New Mexico – Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – balloonfiesta.com – is held annually at Balloon Fiesta Park. 2022 dates: October 1-9. “An event like no other.” Hashtag: #balloonfiesta Key Linksballoonfiesta.comLive StreamAmericas ChallengeBike [email protected] Questions What are the food concessions? What are the most popular foods served at the …

Engaging Events: Connecting the Virtual and Natural Worlds

Photo: Oaxaca Tourism Fair, Amigos del Sol (Some rights reserved) Our favorite events educate, motivate, and inspire. They are worth experiencing and remembering fondly and with gratitude. This photo was taken at the 2007 Rural Tourism Fair, an event held at the Amigos del Sol language school, immediately after the social protests of 2006. Produced …

Reveil 2022

Artwork Have a listen. Saturday, April 30 – Sunday, May 1 the Reveil 2022 transmission loops our planet, tracking sunrise and highlighting the dawn chorus and other live environmental sounds. Reveil travels west on live audio feeds sent in by streamers at daybreak from their locations. Hashtag: #Reveil2022 Reveil will be mixed by Fernando Godoy …

Hybrid Events

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Hybrid Event = Event conducted in person and online HeadlinesConsumers Ready for Sporting Events and Concerts But Won’t Abandon Virtual Gatherings, Study FindsThe future of weddings is hybrid Planeta

World Social Forum

Logo Spotlight on the World Social Forum – wsf2022.org – celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with face-to-face and virtual interaction May 1-6 in Mexico City. Foco en el Foro Social Mundial – wsf2022.org – celebrando su vigésimo aniversario este año con interacción presencial y virtual del 1 al 6 de mayo en la Ciudad …

What are your plans for Earth Day?

Poster: Roofdog (Some rights reserved) Earth Day (April 22) has proved extremely popular in the United States and around the world. Let us know your plans. Hashtag: #EarthDay Some history: Back in the early 1960s Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson introduced the idea of ‘Earth Day’ to then President John F Kennedy and has officially celebrated since 1972. 2022 Earth …

Auckland Climate Festival 2021

Logo Tweets and videos from the 2021 Auckland (Tāmaki Makaurau) Climate Festival MentionedTe Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Planecomatters.org.nz – street-art-bike-challenge – @ecomattersnzJust Transitions – The idea of just transitions has greater purchase in public debate than ever before. But it is yet to be properly embedded into the thought and practice of government, business and civil society. …

Greening Events, Trade Shows, Conferences, Festivals, and Fairs

Photo: Ron Mader, Pochote (Some rights reserved) As the garden grows so does the gardener.– Garden Notebook Events offer opportunities to make new friends and acquaintances, tackle serious topics, and walk the talk. Questions What will green events look like in 2022? 2030? Here are our guidelines in creating effective, green events. The following recommendations have …