International Mother Language Day

Poster: International Mother Language Day = Dia Internacional de la Lengua Materna February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999 to celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Events, workshops and even tweets on this date promote awareness. Hashtags: #MotherLanguageDay, #DiaDeLaLenguaMaterna, #dilm, #LenguaMaterna Planeta.com has paid special attention to this celebration …

How to be a Responsible Traveler

Photo: Ron and Zoe Travel around the globe continues to mature and offer options for travelers wishing their journeys to be as eco-friendly, people-friendly, and place-friendly as possible. While there are few standard definitions used by locals and visitors alike, most travelers simply want to have a good trip that causes no harm and most locals …

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, characterized by the World Health Organization as a global pandemic. As the WHO Director-General has said, the pandemic …

2020, International Year of Plant Health

Poster 2020 is the International Year of Plant Health.Hashtag: #IYPH2020 Key Linksippc.intiyph Questions How can those keen on plant health participate in International Year celebrations? Planeta.comPlaneta.com celebrates the International Year of Plant Health. We will be updating our resource pages focusing on plants, biodiversity, and efforts to protect plant health around the globe. Elsewhere on …

Buzzword Bingo 2020

Lingo Cards What are the most meaningful/ impactful words of 2020? We are curating our annual collection of new words, old classics, and the inbetween, that come to attention / usefulness in 2020. Buzzwords have the attribution-sharealike license. If you use/remix/reuse the artwork, please make the attributions to “Ron Mader / Planeta.com“ Flickr2020 Buzzwords Album …

Thanksgiving Travel 2020

Photo: Empty highway Thursday, November 26, 2020 is Thanksgiving in the USA, one of the most popular times for domestic travel. This year, due to the COVID19 Pandemic, travel numbers will be much lower, particularly after a CDC advisory to not travel and see family. Questions How does the COVID19 Pandemic change Thanksgiving travel? Are …

Nevada Reopens

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

World Toilet Day

Poster Toilet = sanitation fixture used primarily for the disposal of human urine and feces. International organizations, particularly the World Toilet Organization, have promoted World Toilet Day. In 2013, the United Nations officially recognized November 19 as World Toilet Day in a bid to make sanitation for all a global development priority. 2020: The focus …