World Heritage Day

Poster: Monte Albán, Oaxaca, México (Some rights reserved) April 18 is World Heritage Day, aka International Monuments and Sites Day, celebrating the work of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) — icomos.org. There are events around the world. Hashtags: #worldheritageday, #IDMS HistoryOn April 18, 1982 on the occasion of a symposium organized by …

Downtown Las Vegas and Tony Hseih

Photo: Ron Mader, We will miss you (Some rights reserved) HeadlinesTony Hsieh, iconic Las Vegas tech entrepreneur, dies aged 46 December 11 Recommended ListeningDrug use, mental illness that led to Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s death revealed in new book – Tony Hsieh was seen as a visionary. Not just by pushing for changes in the …

Coronavirus, aka COVID19

Image: Covid19/Coronavirus Bingo Card #12 (Some rights reserved) 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 key links, headlines, and other resources of the latest Coronavirus, aka COVID-19, characterized by the World Health Organization as …

Mexico USA Borderlands Links

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library (some rights reserved) What would locals like others know about the Mexico/USA Borderlands? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesThe Biden administration is ending a controversial border policyScoop: Ukrainians flock to U.S.-Mexico borderBorder Report: A Renewed Push for Cross-Border Transit – Voice of San DiegoThreats from QAnon conspiracists have …

Mangrove Day

Poster July 26 is the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (Día internacional de conservación del ecosistema de manglares).  Hashtags: #MangroveDay #DíaDelManglar Key Linksunesco.org/commemorations/mangroveday Did you know? Mangroves are extraordinary ecosystems, located at the interface of land and sea in tropical regions, which offer a considerable array of ecosystem goods and services. Although they are …

International Mother Language Day 2022

Artwork: Word Cloud Graphic (Some rights reserved) Tuesday, February 21 is International Mother Language Day 2022. Events, workshops, and tweets on this date celebrate multilingualism and linguistic and cultural diversity = El martes 21 de febrero es el Día Internacional de la Lengua Materna 2022. Eventos, talleres y tuits en esta fecha celebran el multilingüismo …

World Radio Day 2022

Artwork Planeta.com joins the global celebration of World Radio Day on February 13. Hosted by UNESCO, the 2022 theme is “Radio and Trust” = Planeta.com se une a la celebración del Día Mundial de la Radio el 13 de febrero. Organizado por @UNESCO, el tema de 2022 es “Radio y Confianza” Hashtags: #WorldRadioDay #DíaMundialdelaRadio Key …

World Wetlands Day

Photo: Ron Mader, Clark County Wetlands Park (Some rights reserved) World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on February 2 to commemorate the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971. Hashtag: #WorldWetlandsDay Wetlands are areas where water covers the soil, or is present either at or near the surface …

International Mother Language Day

Poster: International Mother Language Day = Dia Internacional de la Lengua Materna (Some rights reserved) February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999. Raising collective awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism are events, workshops, videos, and tweets. = El 21 de febrero es el Día Internacional de la Lengua …