World Environment Day 2020

Photo: Palo Verde in Bloom June 5 is World Environment Day. Hashtag: #WorldEnvironmentDay “We recommend celebrating World Environment Day every day of the year,” said Planeta.com founder Ron Mader. The theme for 2020 is biodiversity, a solid choice for focusing attention. Given the current global pandemic of COVID19 and growing racial injustice protests in the …

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. Suggestions welcome! Pastoral Project pastoralproject.org @bthvn_pastoral An impressive list of 220+ artists, leaders and global partners supporting & …

May 17 is International Recycling Day

Roofdog May 17 is International Recycling Day. 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 who would ask, ‘Does it matter if I toss trash in the recyclables bin?’ the answer is ‘yes.’ …

Local Travel

Buzzwords Local Travel = Travel within one’s own neighborhood or region; Travel with someone in their own neighborhood or region Also see: local, travel Travel and tourism impact local communities, sometimes been officially, sometimes in a negative fashion. The concept of local travel is interpreted differently by various age groups and nationalities so we need …

Stay Home for Nevada

Hashtags Due to the Coronavirus shutdown, Nevada launched a campaign replete with its own hashtag: #stayhomefornevada. As of early June, the state is beginning to reopen. Planeta.com is curating a wide collection of tweets (March-May and June-) documenting how Nevada and Las Vegas in particular respond to this new situation. Our rolling coverage is dived …

Bushfires in Australia (2020)

MyWatch Screenshot @Landgate Rolling coverage of the bushfires in Australia Headlines Bushfires leave 470 plants and 200 animals in dire straits – government analysis The history of fire in Australia — and how it can help us face the bushfires of the future https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-19/australia-bushfires-how-heat-and-drought-created-a-tinderbox/11976134</a https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-03/inside-the-australian-bushfires-crisis/11890458 Tourism hit by bushfire crisis After the inferno Australia snubs …

World Heritage Day

Poster: Monte Albán, Oaxaca, México 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 2020 tk History On April 18, 1982 on the occasion of a symposium organized by …

Artisan Day in Oaxaca

Poster: Cartel: Angela Mendoza March 19 is Artisan Day (Día del Artesano) in Oaxaca, Mexico. Planeta.com and the Facebook Group Oaxaca Markets (Mercados de Oaxaca) showcase favorite folk art and folk artists. We call for more photos of favorite folk art and folk artists. Let us know how to visit and purchase directly. We invite …

Cancelled – National Eucalypt Day: Nature Journaling Workshop with Paula Peeters

Photo: Brisbane City Council Cancelled. For friends in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Discover nature journaling amongst the eucalypts. Artist, ecologist, and writer Paula Peters (@paperbark_) leads a journey of artistic and empathetic creation in the city’s Botanic Gardens. In Australia March 23 is National Eucalypt Day and on March 21 the city of Brisbane hosts a …

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 …