2019 Online Indigenous Film Festival

Recommended Viewing UNESCO recently teamed with countries from Latin America and the Caribbean together to launch an Online Indigenous Film Festival (OIFF) within the context of the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019 (IYIL2019) and of the Latin American and the Caribbean Week, that took place in June 2019 at UNESCO Headquarters (Paris, France). In …

2019 Summer Roadtrip USA

Photo: Joseph City Road trip! Preparing the next roadtrip from Nevada to North Carolina, the southern hinterlands of the USA. Notes from the June 2019 roadtrip: Las Vegas – Charlotte – Dallas – Albuquerque – Gallup This is a family-visiting trip as my mother delivers her grandmother’s dresser to her youngest granddaughter. Questions What are …

Responsible Travel Week 2019

Poster: #7MagicMountains Please speak with Planeta.com host Ron Mader if you would like to participate in this global conversation. Volunteers requested for testing our video chats, first privately and then publicly. Announcement 2019 was Planeta.com‘s 21st year of innovative, community-driven, online conferencing. We invited friends to join our free, week-long conversation, Responsible Travel Week, February …

Green New Deal

Buzzwords Green New Deal = a proposed economic stimulus program in the United States that aims to address both economic inequality and climate change Key Links Resolution 109 Recommended Listening Naomi Klein on the Green New Deal (Late Night Live) – Is there a chance that America could upturn their economy and cut their emissions …

World Oceans Day 2019

Poster June 8 is World Oceans Day. Hashtags: #WorldOceansDay, #DíaMundialdelosOceanos Translating: World Oceans Day Spanish: Día Mundial de los Océanos French: Journée mondiale des océans German: Welttag der Ozeane About the Day World Oceans Day is celebrated every June 8. It has been celebrated unofficially since its original proposal in 1992 by Canada’s International Centre …

World Environment Day 2019

Poster June 5 is World Environment Day. Hashtags: #BeatAirPollution, #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 Who writes and tweets about air pollution? = ¿Quién escribe y tuitea sobre la contaminación del aire? For those keen on …

Venezuela 2019

Venezuela Flag Rolling news from Venezuela: January Maduro defiant as Venezuelan opposition leader declares himself acting president – CNN The Observer view on why Venezuela needs consensus, not conflict Who Is Venezuela’s Juan Guaidó? – NPR ‘Enough already!’ Venezuela’s highest ranking military diplomat breaks with Maduro – Miami Herald https://www.npr.org/2019/01/29/689741688/united-states-warns-americans-not-to-travel-to-venezuela-as-tensions-rise Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro offers …

Seventh Session of the IPBES Plenary

Wordcloud Planeta.com is recapping the findings of the Seventh Session of the IPBES Plenary. Participants from the seventh session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services have been as busy as beavers, preparing a detailed ‘Summary for Policy Makers’ of the report, highlighting key messages, findings and options. Hashtags: …

International Museum Day 2019

Poster May 18 is International Museum Day, an annual celebration coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Hashtags: #IMD2019 and #InternationalMuseumDay To celebrate please tag, tweet and follow your favorite museums on the social web. Key Links imd.icom.museum icom.museum/en/news/international-museum-day-around-the-world network.icom.museum/international-museum-day Facebook @ICOMofficiel Questions Are there live and recorded videos from International Museum Day events? …

Australia Votes 2019

Australia Flag Australia – federal elections took place Saturday, May 18, 2019. Videos Headlines Scott Morrison credits ‘quiet Australians’ for ‘miracle’ election victory When will we know? Bill Shorten and Scott Morrison step up for final leaders’ debate of the federal election campaign 2019 Election – Radio National Interactive Map – Guardian When and how …