The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación

Image: Lila, Lucia, Lucia, Lila (one of our favorite videos, so far reaching 73,120 people on Facebook) Communication = Exchange of information and thoughts Also see: communication nerds = enthusiasts and superfans of communication The Value of Communication Many people are aware that improving communication is a worthy objective, yet they are stymied by how to put practice …

Chiles

Photo: Jalapeños Capsicum annuum is a species of the plant genus Capsicum (chiles or peppers and capsicums or bell peppers) native to the Americas. Headlines Chilhuacle, el renacer del chile oaxaqueño Wikipedia Capsicum annuum Features Chilhuacle Chile en nogada Planeta.com Food, Health, and Cultivating Communities

Hoover Dam

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Light Traffic The Bureau of Reclamation has conducted tours through the Hoover Dam (also known as Boulder Dam, particularly to locals) and power plant since 1937. Today, nearly 1,000,000 visitors a year take the tour, even more visit the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, some 145,000 acres created as a result …

Mole

Photo: Lucia’s mole and chocolate (sold at La Cosecha on Fridays/Satudays) Mole — rhymes with Olé! — is a rich, smooth sauce and a chief component in many of Mexico’s signature dishes. Oaxaca Connections The most well-known mole sauce in Oaxaca is the black (negro) variety, which includes spices and chocolate. To many Oaxacans, mole …

Chilhuacle

Buzzwords fondazioneslowfood.com: Chilhuacle is endemic to La Cañada in Oaxaca, a fertile region with a warm and mild climate. Today it remains the only area of Mexico where chilhuacle is cultivated, and the crop continues to be grown on small plots using traditional agricultural practices mixed with some modern practices. The chilhuacle plant has straight …

The Value of Listening

Photo: Clark County Museum We hear you. And if we do not hear you, we would like to. There is great value listening to other humans as there is value in listening to the natural world. If communication is to be more than a bullhorn, if there’s an actual conversation / dialogue unfolding, we need …

Zion National Park

Photo Zion National Park is one of our favorite places in the USA. Puebloan Peoples inhabited the area from 500-1200 A.D, followed by the Paiute, who were still in residence in 1858 when Mormon missionaries arrived. The Paiute called the area Mukuntuweap which means “straight canyon” in Southern Pauite. Key Links http://www.nps.gov/zion https://www.facebook.com/zionnps https://twitter.com/ZionNPS http://www.flickr.com/zionnps Zion …

World Listening Day 2019

Poster July 18 is World Listening Day. Hashtags: #WLD2019, #acousticecology, #deeplistening, #WorldListeningDay This year’s theme for World Listening Day 2019 is “Listening With” created by Annea Lockwood. This year’s celebration challenges a state of “listening with an awareness that all around you are other life-forms simultaneously listening and sensing with you.” World Listening Day is …

ByT Band

Logo Fave music Oaxaca, Mexico – The six-member Blandas y Tlayudas Band – bytband.com – performs rocksteady music, a fusion of the traditional music with a Jamaican accent. Key Links bytband.com Facebook iTunes Soundcloud Spotify YouTube @bytband 2019 Bus https://youtu.be/xIh1UojHyxU Previous Videos https://youtu.be/xIh1UojHyxU Facebook Spanish El rocksteady de Oaxaca se deja ver y oír a …

IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

Poster Held every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress is the world’s largest conservation event. The next conference takes place June 11-19, 2020 in Marseille, France. The event is jointly organized by the French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and brings together leaders …