World Toilet Day

Toilet = sanitation fixture used primarily for the disposal of human urine and feces. International organizations, particularly the World Toilet Organization, have promoted World Toilet Day. In 2013, the United Nations officially recognized November 19 as World Toilet Day in a bid to make sanitation for all a global development priority. More than one billion …

Native American Day

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November and mark your calendar: Saturday, November 12, 2016, 10am-4pm Nevada’s Lost City Museum celebrates Native American Day featuring Native American dancers, food and demonstrations. The fun is behind the museum near the pueblos. It is all included with the admission to the museum. As usual, anyone under 18 is …

Open in Action #OAWeek

International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week promoting Open Access as the new default in scholarship and research. This year the celebration is held October 24-30 with the theme: “Open in Action.” Hashtag: #OAweek To be fair, International Open Access Week has always been about catalyzing action, and this year’s theme encourages everyone to take …

Celebrating #IndigenousPeoplesDay Everyday

Why not celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day in lieu of Columbus Day? USA Today reports that more cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day.  The roots of rethinking the holiday go back several decades. Rethinking Columbus, the seminal educational report, was published in 1991. So on this second Monday in October, Happy #IndigenousPeoplesDay. There are other holidays …

Ho’olaule’a!! Celebrating the Pacific Islands Festival on the Ninth Island

Henderson, Nevada – We’re looking for conversation starters at this weekend’s Ho’olaule’a Pacific Islands Festival (September 10-11) organized by the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club. Details on Facebook  and Twitter @LasVegasHCC Quick. Can you say Papahānaumokuākea? Have a listen. How about Ho’olaule’a? I am outside of my linguistic comfort zone, so I embrace the opportunity to learn by listening. The Henderson …

#ProtectGoldButte Press Conference

It’s not breaking news, it’s streaming news! Presenting the August 18 livestreaming video from Facebook Live from Las Vegas about the proposed Gold Butte conservation area. Details on the Protect Gold Butte website This press conference was a show of support connecting conservation and the new wave of responsible, conscious, Indigenous ecotourism. Senator Harry Reid and Representative Dina Titus, both …

August 17 – Making the most of Live Video #PlanetaTalks

Viva Livestreaming Video! Who wants to test YouTube Live? https://www.youtube.com/c/ronmader/live Seriously, how does this work? Setting up a live-streaming encoder is far more complicated than the old hangout system. We’ll be testing it out over the next few days and updating the relevant pages on the Planeta Wiki. For the record, we’re also big fans of Periscope. Kudos to …

New Zealand Hosts Wild Places Conference #EDSWildPlaces2016

Friends of New Zealand, biodiversity, wilderness and responsible, conscious ecotourism, check out #EDSWildPlaces2016 hosted by @EDS_NewZealand. The two-day conference takes place August 10-11 in Auckland. Key Links http://www.edsconference.com Facebook vimeo program Hashtag: #EDSWildPlaces2016 Twitter:@EDS_NewZealand @Forest_and_Bird   @RobSuisted About the event From the conference website: Wild Places define New Zealand. They evoke powerful emotions that connect us to these islands with their outstanding scenery …