World Environment Day 2020

Photo: Cornerstone Park June 5 is World Environment Day. Hashtag: #WorldEnvironmentDay “We recommend celebrating World Environment Day every day of the year,” said Planeta.com founder Ron Mader. Key Links worldenvironmentday.global Facebook @UNEnvironment Questions = Preguntas What is the theme of 2020’s World Environment Day? Hashtags? How do we improve understanding of biodiversity? How is ‘World …

Australia Day / Invasion Day

Poster The date of January 26 is a contentious and contested in Australia where for some it celebrates nationhood and for others (the Indigenous and Aboriginal Australians) it is a day of mourning. January 26 is Australia Day and Invasion Day. As an outsider keen on learning about Australian culture, the month of January is …

Chinese New Year

Photo: Belagio 2015 The first day of the Chinese New Year falls on the new moon between January 21 and February 20. In 2020, the first day of the Chinese New Year will be on Saturday, January 25, initiating the Year of the Rat. About Chinese New Year Chinese New Year celebrations can last for …

Budj Bim National Park and Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site

Photo: Mertie Cheers for the brand new world heritage site! Budj Bim or Mount Eccles is an extinct volcano near Macarthur in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Budj Bim is also the Gunditjmara name, meaning High Head. The roughly conical shaped peak rises 178 meters (584 feet). The World Heritage Centre has formally accepted for assessment the …

Bushfires in Australia (2020)

MyWatch Screenshot @Landgate Rolling coverage of the bushfires in Australia Headlines Tourism hit by bushfire crisis After the inferno Australia snubs Davos session on Australian fires – Politico Australia fires: A visual guide to the bushfire crisis The Age Leaked report lays bare environmental devastation of Victorian fires – The Age What if Australia Were …

USA 2020 Impeachment

USA Flag Incomplete and rolling coverage of the impeachment of Donald Trump Headlines https://fivethirtyeight.com/live-blog/trump-impeachment-senate-trial-live-01-22/ ‘It’s going to be devastating’: Senators gear up for no-talking, no-electronics impeachment trial rules – CNN McConnell ready to start impeachment trial with partisan power play – Politico Earlier, 2019 December 18, 2019 Top moments from historic House impeachment debate Headlines …

Ihumātao

New Zealand (Aotearoa) – On July 26, 2019, Prime Minister Ardern announced that no further building would take place at Ihumātao while the Government and other parties negotiate a peaceful solution to the land dispute at Ihumātao. 2020 BREAKING: The Kiingitanga flag at Ihumātao has come down – indicating a resolution has been met https://t.co/VTKAw7v6F3 …

Living Green Super Recycling Day 2020

Photo Join us as we support 8 News NOW‘s Living Green Super Recycling Day 8am-2pm, Saturday, February 1. Think of this as an annual pop-up, an amazing, environment-friendly, drive-through, community meetup. Accepted for free recycling is anything that takes batteries or that can be plugged in. Kudos to the organizers for making happen year after …

National Memorial for Peace and Justice

Photo: Shawn, Memorial Montgomery, Alabama – The National Memorial for Peace and Justice recognizing 4,000 blacks lynched and tortured in America is open in Montgomery, Alabama. Key Links museumandmemorial.eji.org Tickets Facebook YouTube @eji_org @MemPeaceJustice @LegacyMuseum Tweets by eji_org Google Maps goo.gl/maps/LiYLzbMG6ridRnsGA Background Announcement: The Equal Justice Initiative opened the first national memorial dedicated to victims …

Martin Luther King, Jr

Photo Martin Luther King Junior (born Michael King Jr., January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. – Wikipedia Planeta.com …