Songlines: The living narrative of Australia

Poster NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 2016 dates: July 3-10. Theme: Songlines –The living narrative of our nation Hashtags: #NAIDOC2016,  #NAIDOCWeek NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the history, culture …

Te reo tautoko = Behind you all the way

Poster Māori Language Week is an annual campaign led by the Māori Language Commission, to promote the language in New Zealand (Aotearoa). The campaign raises awareness that the country has its very own language and encourages its incorporation into daily usage. 2016’s Māori Language Week is going to be positive, relevant, energetic, fun and exciting! …

Welcome to the Modern Classroom: Native Innovation Conference #nii2016

Screenshot Native Innovation hosted its 4th annual technology event for educators — Welcome to the Modern Classroom: Native Innovation Technology Conference June 10-11, 2016. The event is a two-day immersive, hands-on experience redefining the “Classroom” and held at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort outside of the Flagstaff, Arizona. According to the organizers: “we are witnessing a transformation in the creation …

Australia Votes 2016

Graphic Election time in Australia. Australia votes! Federal elections were held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 and results not announced for a week. Hashtag: AusVotes The election took place after an extended eight-week official campaign period. It was the first double dissolution since the 1987 election. Key Links http://www.aec.gov.au/election https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_federal_election,_2016 http://www.electionsausagesizzle.com.au tracks the location of sausage sizzles, …

Brexit (2016)

Buzzwords Trending and breaking news from the start of Brexit Embedded Tweets Fall of the British pound (against US$) seems to stablilize at -10% for now. #Brexit pic.twitter.com/S1jfdchb0x — Kees van der Leun (@Sustainable2050) June 24, 2016 Judging on british-Irish history I assume the EU will now invade England & brutally put down 'independence day' of …

Hawai’i Hosts International Coral Reef Symposium (2016)

Hawai’i – This week (June 19-14) the International Coral Reef Symposium gathers 2,500+ coral reef scientists, policy makers and managers from 97 nations to present the latest research (and more!) in coral sustainability. It’s an important meeting and we’re looking forward to hearing friends and colleagues let us know the highlights. Key links 13th International Coral Reef Symposium Facebook …

Soundwalks in Chicago

Soundwalk = excursion where the main purpose is listening to the environment. A perfect event to host or join for World Listening Day (July 18). Hello, friends in the Midwest. If you are in Chicago this week (June 23-25) the go-to events are the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks Soundwalks. For all ages – …

Australia 2016

Notes from Australia Headlines: 2016 Election #ausvotes https://www.planeta.com/1607ausvotes http://www.abc.net.au/news/federal-election-2016 Changing seats Seats in doubt Electorates A-Z Party totals Latest electorates Senate results And the winners are… https://blog.twitter.com/2016/how-the-2016-australian-federal-election-unfolded http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-08/antony-green-says-malcolm-turnbull-will-be-returned-as-pm/7580646 http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/partyroom/2016-07-07/7561446 https://mumbrella.com.au/twitter-ruin-election-378374 The morning after; Laura Tingle’s Canberra https://theconversation.com/ausvotes-a-final-update-from-the-social-media-hustings-61922 AEC website seat tally wrong: Antony Green http://www.portnews.com.au/story/4011604/confusion-reigns-in-cowper http://www.news.com.au/national/federal-election/alan-jones-and-senator-james-mcgrath-in-heated-fight-during-election-telecast/news-story/da33edbd9785ee9b4a086571796350b4 http://www.aec.gov.au/election Your guide to the Federal Election Sausage Sizzles …

World Environment Day 2016

June 5 is World Environment Day, the largest, most globally celebrated day for positive environmental action. Curiously, this is a little known, big celebration, engaging millions across the globe through events on the ground in 70+ countries. Every year, participants, young and old, organize clean up campaigns, art exhibits, tree-planting drives, concerts, dance recitals, recycling drives, …

Be Safe Out There!!

June 1 (1230pm Las Vegas, 230pm Minneapolis, 330pm NYC). Be safe out there!! And is there an app for that? Don’t not travel — the whole world is not a red zone. In today’s world, be attentive and informed when traveling. Our hangout shared tips on the smart use of your smartphone when visiting unfamiliar places. …