Biblioteca Vasconcelos Hosts Conscious, Eco Travel Seminars

Mexico City – In the celebration of International Biodiversity Day, Biblioteca Vasconcelos and Conabio host events this week focusing on sustainable and conscious travel. The program provides an overview of the current status of conservation in the parks and protected areas, including the World Heritage Site Xochimilco in the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Presenters …

Bike Share in Downtown Las Vegas #RTCBikeShare

Photo: Ron Mader, Bike Share The next big thing is happening now in downtown Las Vegas. I’m referring to the growing number of bicycle share programs around the world. New in 2017 is a bike share program run by the city — https://rtcbikeshare.bcycle.com Hashtag: #RTCBikeShare Officials say that ‘bike sharing makes it economical and convenient …

Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory According to the spiritual beliefs of the Anangu People, the traditional owners of Uluru, there are many important sites around Uluru that are sacred or secret significance. Because of this, the Anangu ask visitors to show respect and not climb Uluru. Visitors are permitted to walk around …

Sustainable Travel Summit #ITMSummit17

For the first time, Immersion Travel Magazine is hosting a free, online event for people who love to travel and want to make a difference. Introducing the Sustainable Travel Summit —www.sustainabletravelsummit.com — a four day, online event taking place June 1st through the 4th, 2017. Hashtag: #ITMSummit17; Twitter: https://twitter.com/ImmersionTravel Take part in activities and talks sponsored by Urban …

Matariki

Matariki is a distinctly New Zealand tradition. Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. Celebrations begin on the day of the first new moon following the rising of the star cluster. In 2017 the Matariki star cluster rises in New Zealand skies on …

#Roofdog

Photo: Ron Mader, Roof Dog de Teotitlán Del Valle Living in rural Mexico and working online (2001-2013), I experienced a disconnect every few months when something new appeared online that had little relevance to my immediate surroundings and conversations or something appeared in my life on the ground in Oaxaca that I knew would be …

Exploring El Chico National Park (Parque Nacional El Chico)

Photo: Fernando Garcia Aguinaco, Parque Nacional El Chico Higalgo, Mexico – El Chico (The Little One) National Park was Mexico’s first national forest reserve, decreed so by President Porfirio Díaz at the end of the 19th century. Deforestation began three centuries earlier, when the metal-working industry indiscriminately chopped down trees for firewood. Today the 2,739 …

World Environment Day

June 5 is World Environment Day. “We recommend celebrating World Environment Day every day of the year,” said Planeta.com founder Ron Mader. This year our plans are a little more ambitious. Planeta.com invites friends to share photos and videos of eco-friendly cities, food, parks and beloved trees as part of this year’s celebration. How to …

Biodiversity on the Social Web – Live Web Tours This Week #idb2017 #biodiversityday

Poster: BioDiversityDay 2017 Today – May 21 – is the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica) and Planeta.com hosts live, interactive web tours this week. Join us Tuesday at 10am Vegas, 12pm Oaxaca, 1pm Montreal, 6pm London, 3am Brisbane. Videos http://youtu.be/e2sHFqJAwo0 The objective of this exercise is to highlight and …

#BioDiversityDay

Photo: Ron Mader, Oaxaca Tree Planting May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica) hosted by the Convention on Biological Diversity. Hashtags: #IDB2017, #BioDiversityDay Facebook: UNBiodiversity Planeta Today – May 21 – is the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica) and Planeta.com hosts …