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 …

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 …

Astronomy on Tap Las Vegas: The Birth of Planets

Poster Astronomy Aleworks (@AAleworks, 7350 Eastgate Road #170 Henderson) hosts the fifth Astronomy on Tap event in greater Las Vegas. The presentation ‘The Birth of Planets!’ takes place Tuesday, February 27. Enjoy delicious brews while hearing about the universe and competing in space-themed trivia (with prizes)! Trivia Questions range from science to sci-fi. Key Links …

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 …