Recycling Day

Roofdog There have been efforts to celebrate recycling around the world with Global Recycling Day on March 18 and International Recycling Day on May 17. Special kudos to Rio Muchacho in Ecuador and the town of Teotitlán del Valle, Mexico for showing in practice how recycling and reusing are part of daily life. To those …

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 …

World Wetlands Day

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park 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 of the soil all year …

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 …

Tren Maya = Maya Train

Logo Mexico – Tren Maya (Maya Train), the proposed train service in the Yucatán Peninsula, is under scrutiny. Key Linkstren-maya.mxEl Tren y la Tierra (PDF)@TrenMayaMX HeadlinesPolos dedesarrolloIs Mexico’s ‘Mayan Train’ a Boondoggle? – The Nation @mbeatley @SamShepEdwards @thenationConacyt ocultó informe crítico con el Tren Maya (Document PDF)Jueza sí concedió suspensión provisional contra Tren Maya, pero …

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 in 2020. Buzzwords have the attribution-sharealike license. If you use/remix/reuse the artwork, please list the attribution to “Ron Mader / Planeta.com“ Flickr2020 Buzzwords Album 2020 Nomineesappointment …

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 plants participate in International Year celebrations? = ¿Cómo pueden participar los amantes de las plantas en las celebraciones del Año Internacional? Planeta.comPlaneta.com celebrates the International Year of Plant Health. We will be updating our resource pages focusing …

250th Birthday Celebration for Ludwig van Beethoven

Photo: Ben Allen, Birthday celebration 2020 is the 250th anniversary of the birth of composer Ludwig van Beethoven. We celebrate life and legacy, curate headlines, podcasts, and other resources. Planeta.com is updating our virtual tour of Bonn. Pastoral [email protected]_pastoral Wikipedia: Ludwig van Beethoven, 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827, was a German composer and …

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 …