Climate Action Summit

Photo: Joshua Trees Announcement: Climate Action Summit takes place September 21 – 23, 2019 in New York City. Key Links unenvironment.org/events/summit/climate-action-summit-2019 un.org/en/climatechange/index.shtml Questions Do events have livestreaming and recorded video? Is there a directory of participants? What are the relevant hashtags? Official Spin To boost ambition and accelerate actions to implement the Paris Agreement on …

Life is Beautiful 2019

Image: City of Las Vegas, Footprint This weekend (September 20-22) in Downtown Las Vegas: Life is Beautiful 2019. Hashtag: #LifeisBeautiful Key Links lifeisbeautiful.com Facebook Road Closures https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NVLASVEGAS/bulletins/26031a3 Streaming Tune in to the live stream at https://t.co/BeiYkKUtXh! 📺🎸 #LifeisBeautiful pic.twitter.com/ri0Tb4L3QZ — LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (@lifeisbeautiful) September 20, 2019 Embedded Tweets The gates are open here at …

New Zealand = Aotearoa

Photo: Heaphy Track, Karamea New Zealand, also known as Aotearoa (its Māori name meaning “the land of the long white cloud”) or the “green Island on the other side of the earth”, boasts jaw-dropping landscapes, fabulous festivals and superb food and wines. More than one-third of the country is designated protected parkland and marine reserves. New Zealand is world …

Climate Strike

Buzzwords September 20, Global Climate Strike events are taking place around the world. Key Links https://globalclimatestrike.net https://www.schoolstrike4climate.com/sept20 @StrikeClimate Questions What is the role of the 2019 climate strike in political action? Headlines Action around the planet walkouts-planned-across-las-vegas-as-part-of-global-climate-strike Greta Thunberg to lead youth climate strike in 150 countries on Friday Embedded Tweets Big crowd, great energy. …

Joshua Tree’s 2019 Night Sky Festival

Photo: Lian Law/NPS, Night Sky Joshua Tree National Park – 2019’s Night Sky Festival – nightskyfestival.org – takes place Saturday, September 20 and celebrates the night sky. This annual all-day event includes activities for all ages. In the morning, visit Sky’s the Limit Observatory for a guided tour around the Orrery, a scale model of …

Area 51 2019

Artwork This weekend (September 19-23, 2019) events in Hiko, Rachel, and Downtown Las Vegas spotlight Area 51 Location: 83 miles (134 km) north-northwest of Las Vegas We are fascinated by the viral sensation that has caused consternation, opportunism, and buzzworthy distractions. Local businesses in the rural towns of Hiko and Rachel have embraced the area’s …

Tolkien Tourism

Photo: Rachel Lovinger, View from inside the Hobbit hole Wikipedia: Tolkien tourism is a phenomenon of fans of The Lord of the Rings fictional universe travelling (set-jetting) to sites of film- and book-related significance. It is especially notable in New Zealand, site of the movie trilogy by Peter Jackson, where it is credited as having …

Rugby World Cup 2019

Japan hosts the 2019 Rugby World Cup September 20 – November 2. The final will take place in Yokohama. Hashtag: #RWC2019 Key Links rugbyworldcup.com qualifying news news Headlines Rugby World Cup: Streaming ‘lag’ means action will appear first on conventional channels – Stuff (New Zealand) Greens labelled ‘wowsers’ after opposing venues staying open during RWC …

Council for Museum Anthropology

Logo Announcement The Council for Museum Anthropology’s second biennial conference will take place in Santa Fe, New Mexico Thursday, September 19 through Saturday, September 21, 2019. Using the unique position of Santa Fe — the “City Different” — as a starting point for thinking broadly about both local and global approaches to museum anthropology, the …