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 …

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 …

International Museum Day #imd2017

Photo: Queensland Museum May 18 is International Museum Day, an annual celebration coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Hashtags: #IMD2017 and #InternationalMuseumDay Please tag, tweet and follow your favorite museums to celebrate. Participation in International Museum Day is growing among museums all over the world. In 2016, more than 35,000 museums participated in the event in some 145 …

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 …

Colombia Celebrates Biodiversity Day #SoyNaturalista

Poster: Parques Nacionales de Colombia, #SoyNaturalista #SoyNaturalista = Literally, I am a naturalist. Hashtag used by Spanish-speaking tweeters. Here we take a deep dive and applaud the work in Colombia which uses the #SoyNaturalista hashtag as a translation of a bioblitz. Key Links http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co/portal/es/soynaturalista https://twitter.com/ParquesColombia Celebrating the Diversity Days While Planeta.com is not able to join …

Letter Carriers’ 2017 Food Drive

Photo: Mailboxes The need for food assistance remains a problem in America. On Saturday, May 13, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive will spread out across America to help provide assistance to Americans who are struggling with hunger. The food drive is the nation’s largest single-day drive. In 2016, 80 million pounds of …

Food and the Internet #FoodandtheNet

May 11, 12pm-1:30pm Food and the Internet (PricewaterhouseCoopers Tower, Level 16, 113-119 The Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand) Registration Hashtag: #FoodandtheNet From @InternetNZ / Internetnz: The Internet has changed the way we access food – think online supermarket shopping, food bloggers (when was the last time you used a cook book?), nutrition info at your fingertips and what …

#TRENZ2017

May is the month when New Zealand and South Africa hold major tourism conferences. We wish our friends and colleagues well and we will be paying attention to the official hashtags #trenz2017 and  #indaba2017 New Zealand Auckland, May 9-12 Key Links: http://www.trenz.co.nz Media Releases https://www.facebook.com/TRENZ.nz Hashtag: #trenz2017 Wiki: Trenz TRENZ 2017 takes place in Auckland at The Cloud and Shed …

National Planning Conference #NPC17

New York City hosts this week’s meeting of the National Planning Conference. Hashtag: #NPC17 For those with a veritable Fear of Missing Out (FOMO), Planeta.com is curating the event, or at least the tweets and public Facebook posts. It is not the same as being there, but we can share the news and follow up on the innovative ideas …

Las Vegas Mela 2017

May 6, 2017 Key Links Las Vegas Mela facebook @LasVegasMela https://www.facebook.com/events/1208810059179067 http://www.lasvegasmela.com/food.html   The Las Vegas Sikh community hosts the Vaisakhi Melas (Indian Food and Cultural Festival.) These festivals are open to public. These events cater to all age groups. You do not have to plan a 8,400 miles trip to India, to see how …