Aotearoa New Zealand on the Social Web

Artwork What are your inspired, go-to resources for Aotearoa New Zealand? Whether you’re a Kiwi or a friend of the island, share with us your recommendations that make the most of the social web. This presentation features snapshots from websites and social web channels and apps. We welcome your interaction — comments, questions, suggestions, shares, …

It’s My Park Day in Austin, Texas

Hashtags Austin, Texas – Hashtag: #ItsMyParkDay The biggest city-wide volunteer event for the Austin Parks Foundation and has expanded to a spring and fall event. Each year, thousands of volunteers work to improve parks and greenbelts throughout the city. Look for the Volunteer Here signs. Key [email protected] Questions When is the next #ItsMyParkDay? What ongoing projects …

Macquarie Dictionary’s Word of the Year: 2021

Artwork One of our favorite announcements for Word of the Year (#woty) comes from Australia’s Macquarie Dictionary. The selection and popular vote have changed over the years. In 2021 the announcement and voting takes place in late November. The committee announces their selection and launches a public vote for readers’ favorite … or favourite. 2021 …

Bushfires in Australia (2020)

MyWatch Screenshot @Landgate Looking back at the 2019-2020 bushfires in Australia Currowan blackincbooks.com.au/books/[email protected]_adcock Fire legacies – It’s widely accepted, including by two inquiries, that climate change was a significant factor in the Black Summer fires of 2019/20. But in the response to the fires, and in the opportunities for preparation in the years before, many human, political …

Climate Links

Photo: Badlands National Park (Some rights reserved) What would those in the know like others to understand about climate and climate change? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Questions What are the changes in the weather you have experienced in your lifetime? = ¿Cuáles son los cambios en el clima que ha experimentado …

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park 2021

Photo: Albert Straub, Coral (Some rights reserved) Rolling news and videos from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in 2021. Danger List In 2021 the UNESCO World Heritage Committee recommended Australia’s Great Barrier Reef be put on the List of World Heritage in Danger and warned that climate change remains the most serious threat. Debate …

Amtrak 2021

Image: Proposed Upgrades to Amtrack Spotlight on US train service Amtrak – amtrak.com Media Release: This afternoon, President Biden released his American Jobs Plan, including plans for infrastructure investment, economic recovery, climate change, and social equity, and $80 billion designated specifically for rail. Amtrak’s vision to grow rail service and connect new city pairs across …

Afghanistan 2021

Map: Wikipedia Rolling coverage of Afghanistan in 2021 QuotesThank you and I now look forward to your questions, no matter how unpleasant they may be.– Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko (PDF)https://www.axios.com/afghanistan-state-defense-taliban-watchdog-61c4f197-cdf9-42f1-a575-553fe951a149.htmlMilitary Reporters & Editors Association Holds Conference, Part 2 Special Inspector Generalsigar.milLessons from 20 years of Afghanistan Reconstruction Recommended listeningThe Taliban takes …

September 28 is the International Day for Universal Access to Information

Poster September 28 is the International Day for Universal Access to Information. Hashtag: #AccessToInfoDay Key Linksunesco.org/commemorations/accesstoinformationdayun.org/en/observances/information-access-day Questions = Preguntas What information would you like access? = ¿A qué información le gustaría acceder? = Auf welche Informationen möchten Sie zugreifen? = A quelles informations souhaitez-vous accéder ? = Vilken information vill du ha tillgång till? 2021 Decade …