World Tourism Day 2017

Poster: Ron Mader, World Tourism Day September 27 is World Tourism Day. Planeta.com has celebrated World Tourism Day for 20 years! We applaud the work of friends in the hospitality sector. You inspire us a billion billion times. Happy World Tourism Day 2017! Hashtags: #WTD2017, #DíaMundialdelTurismo What are your plans for World Tourism Day? 2017 …

Germany Elections 2017

Germany hosts its national elections today, September 24, to elect the members of the 19th Bundestag. The new Bundestag will have to elect a Chancellor with an absolute majority of its members, who will in turn form a new government. Hashtags: #btw17  #bundestagswahl2017 The Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU), led by Angela Merkel, has maintained a …

New Zealand Elections 2017

New Zealand hosts its national elections today, September 23, to determine the membership of the 52nd New Zealand Parliament. Hashtags: #vote17  #nzpol #nzelection New Zealand uses the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system, which gives voters two votes: one for a political party and one for their local electorate MP. Voters will elect at least 120 members to the …

Travel. Enjoy. Respect. #iy2017

The United Nations General Assembly approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. How we make the most of #IY2017 depends on what we do and how well we collaborate. The resolution, adopted on December 4, 2015, recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of …

Planeta.com’s #IY2017 Spotlight Award

2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and the #YearOfOpen, celebrating open access and open education. Planeta.com opens a public solicitation for nominees showing good practice in tourism and open access. Our #IY2017 Spotlight Award will be awarded to public (government) agencies, institutions and others leading the way. We are seeking examples …

Natural World 09.2017

Photo: Goddard Space Flight Center, Sea Ice Tweets from the natural world, September 2017 Twitter Shoutouts: @aaas @BushHeritageAus @CarlaWildlife @Conabio  @dscovr_epic @lis_mclellan  @SteveFisher62  @teamswiftparrot @theATBC   Twitter Moment Natural World 09.2017 🌎   Planeta.com http://planeta.com/naturalworld Making the most of Twitter Arctic

Slovenia Hosts 2nd World Open Educational Resources Congress

Photo: Michael Matti, Ljubljana This week in Slovenia UNESCO and the Government of Slovenia, in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), and with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, are organizing the 2nd World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress in Ljubljana, September 18-20, 2017. Hashtag: #OERcongress The 2nd World Open Educational Resources Congress will …

Earthquakes in Mexico 09.2017

Breaking news – Mexico has experienced two major earthquakes after its strongest earthquake in a century. Curating Facebook posts and tweets.   Comenzó el rescate Los rescatistas   Key Links http://www.ssn.unam.mx https://www.facebook.com/SismologicoMX https://twitter.com/SismologicoMX Hashtags: #sismocdmx #Sismo Facebook Twitter Mexico earthquake Wiki Earthquakes Planeta.com Crisis Oaxaca Mexico City

Recommended Listening: 2017 Boyer Lectures

Recommended Listening Many of our favorite podcasts come by way of Australia’s Radio National: Future Tense, Off Track and Late Night Live educate and inspire. Another favorite is much less frequent and is about to begin streaming — presenting the Boyer Lectures. Hashtag: #Boyers2017 Each year since 1959, the ABC has sparked national discussion about critical …

Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Summit

Poster: Ron Mader, Summit The Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Summit returns to Las Vegas November 13 and 14. Suncoast Hotel and Casino will be the host for this year’s Summit and is offering discounted pricing. The Summit brings together enthusiasts and advocates of biking and walking with transportation professionals from across Nevada to share resources …