Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Lingo Cards Spotlight on Papahānaumokuākea National Monument Google Maps goo.gl/maps/ZVoQ9JWGyhtLDWQy6 How to pronounce Papahānaumokuākea? Have a listen: Papa-hanau-moku-akea. More online Papahanaumokuakea.gov, its @HawaiiReef. Here’s the media release from the US White House: The monument was originally created in 2006 by President George W. Bush and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010.  Since that time, …

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 …

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 UNESCO: “Languages are the most powerful instruments of …

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 …

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. More than one …

Happy Birthday, La Cosecha Oaxaca

Poster Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico – Friends at the La Cosecha Market are celebrating their third anniversary Saturday, October 26, 2019. Translating: Gracias por ser parte de nosotros Thank you for being a part of us Key Links facebook.com/LaCosechaOaxaca Invitation Facebook post: “Three years ago we started this project called #LaCosechaOaxaca, where under a scheme …

How to save tourism from itself

Quotable New video from Doug Lansky about the pitfalls of unbalanced tourism: How to save tourism from itself. The talk was recorded at a TEDx event in Stockholm, Sweden. “Tourism is travel without a purpose.” Time stamps 05:24 Unbalanced tourism 11:00 Hunting and gathering has evolved to dining and shopping 14:00 Flygskam 17:30 Why not …

Thomas Cook 2019

Logo Last day in the sun for the Thomas Cook Group. The company ceased trading September 23, 2019 and entered liquidation. Around 21,000 worldwide employees were left without jobs (including 9,000 UK staff) and 600,000 customers (150,000 from the UK) were left abroad, triggering the UK’s largest peacetime repatriation. thomascook.com thomascook.caa.co.uk https://www.abta.com/news/thomas-cook-group Video Headlines Thomas …