Schedule: Responsible Travel Week #rtweek19

Schedule Welcome to Responsible Travel Week 2019, February 11-17. The schedule will be updated before and during the week. We encourage participants to create your own events, meetups,  and workshops locally. Announce these online and we will update this page. Background Planeta.com invites readers and friends to our annual Responsible Travel Week, February 11-17. 2019 …

2019 Responsible Travel Week #rtweek19

Poster: #7MagicMountains 23 days until we begin! Please speak with Planeta.com host Ron Mader if you would like to partner, co-host and participate in this global conversation. Suggestions and sharing are most welcome as we co-create a celebration of responsible, conscious, eco, Indigenous, local, natural, urban, rural, culinary … travel. Volunteers requested for testing our …

Mexico City

Photo: Pablo Leautaud, Consume Local Mexico City is one of the oldest cities in the Americas. The Distrito Federal (Mexico City, also known as ‘DF’ and ‘CDMX’) (elevation: 2,240 meters or 7,350 feet) is the political hub of Mexico. The city is surprisingly green thanks to numerous city parks, including the Alameda, Chapultepec, Viveros and …

Tamales

Photo: Biulú What’s a tamale? Tamales are self-contained meals using an outer covering of corn mixture to envelop meaty and vegy goodness. These are prepared and then steamed in corn husks or banana leaves. Varieties served with chicken include verde, amarillo, mole and rajas. Veggie options include frijoles (bean), dulce (sweet) and chepil (a local herb). On the Pacific …

Eclipse

Buzzwords Eclipse = An obscuring of the light from one celestial body by the passage of another between it and the observer or between it and its source of illumination. Elsewhere on the Web Earth Sky how-do-i-watch-the-total-lunar-eclipse Lunar Eclipse Martin Heigan, Time-lapse (2018) Planeta.com Earth Moon Sun Astronomy

Safe Nest

Elsewhere on the Web Serving Clark County since 1977, Safe Nest – safenest.org – is Nevada’s largest and most comprehensive charity devoted solely to domestic violence issues.  Key Links safenest.org clothing donations executive-team Facebook @SafeNest Background Safe Nest’s programs are concentrated in four areas of service: advocacy, counseling, prevention and shelter. Our shelter homes are …

Topics: Responsible Travel Week #rtweek19

Topics Welcome to Responsible Travel Week 2019, February 11-17. This page will be updated before and during the week. Background Planeta.com invites readers and friends to our annual Responsible Travel Week, February 11-17. 2019 is the 11th year for Responsible Travel Week (RTWeek) and Planeta.com‘s 20th year of innovative, community-driven, online conferencing. Participation is free …

Joshua Tree National Park

Photo: Joshua Tree National Park 2018-2019 Shutdown Desert Sun – @MyDesert Joshua Tree National Park’s Signature Trees Are Among Shutdown Victims – NYT https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/nation/2019/01/11/travesty-this-nation-people-are-destroying-joshua-trees-joshua-tree-national-park/ https://www.npr.org/2019/01/08/683365340/joshua-tree-national-park-will-close-after-visitor-damage-during-government-shut In shutdown, national parks transform into Wild West — heavily populated and barely supervised – Washington Post Embedded Tweets Park visitors are chopping down trees, setting illegal fires, and graffitiing …

Macquarie Dictionary’s Word of the Year: 2018

Graphic My favorite Word of the Year (#woty) is Australia’s #macqwoty, hosted by Macquarie Dictionary. They make a committee’s choice (a captain’s call) pronouncement of their selection, and they launch a public vote for readers’ favorite. The longlist is a binge-worthy spread of words that for me generate the ah-ha understanding and umphhh-like guttural reactions. …