Coronavirus

Buzzwords Coronavirus = any of a group of RNA viruses that cause a variety of diseases in humans and other animals Headlines Trump Has Sabotaged America’s Coronavirus Response To fight the coronavirus, labs are printing its genome State Department elevates China travel advisory to ‘Do Not Travel’ due to coronavirus China coronavirus: Death toll rises …

Climate COP26

Postcard: Madrid 2020’s Climate COP 26 takes in Glasgow, Scotland, November 9-12. Hashtags: #COP26 #ClimateChange #ClimateVoter #TimeForAction This page links to the headlines, key links, analysis, and embedded tweets from the Conference of Parties. As with Planeta.com coverage of other events, we look at the substance and the format, asking how to engage locals and …

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 …

International Mother Language Day 2020

Poster Friday, February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999. Events, workshops, and tweets on this date celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Hashtags: #MotherLanguageDay, #DiaDeLaLenguaMaterna, #dilm, #LenguaMaterna Key Links unesco.org/commemorations/motherlanguageday UNESCO: “UNESCO believes in the importance of cultural and linguistic diversity for sustainable societies. It is within its mandate …

Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial (2020)

Poster Gallup, New Mexico – Created in 1921, the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial is the longest-running, Native American Art Show in the country. The event features parades, dances, demonstrations, native foods, rodeos, pow-wow, song and dance, pageants, and folk art. 2020 dates: July 31 – August 9 Gallup (Navajo: Naʼnízhoozhí) is the most populous city …

Earth Day 2020

Photo What are your plans for Earth Day? Earth Day (April 22) has proved extremely popular in the United States and around the world. And in 2020? Let us know your plans. Hashtag: #EarthDay Some history: Back in the early 1960s Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson introduced the idea of ‘Earth Day’ to then President John …

Māori Language Week = Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2020

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Announcing the dates for 2020’s Māori Language Week (September 14-20 or 14-20 Mahuru). Hashtags: #TeWikioteReoMāori, #MāoriLanguageWeek Māori Language Week = Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori is one of Planeta.com’s fave celebrations in the world, one that stands out as a practical model of inclusive experiences and smart communication bringing …

Bushfires in Australia (2020)

MyWatch Screenshot @Landgate Rolling coverage of the bushfires in Australia Headlines The history of fire in Australia — and how it can help us face the bushfires of the future https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-03/inside-the-australian-bushfires-crisis/11890458 Tourism hit by bushfire crisis After the inferno Australia snubs Davos session on Australian fires – Politico Australia fires: A visual guide to the …

Schedule: Responsible Travel Week 2020

Schedule Welcome to our recap of Responsible Travel Week 2020, February 10-16. Hashtag: #rtweek20. This page spotlights agenda / schedule. Background Planeta.com invited readers and friends to our annual Responsible Travel Week. 2020 was the 12th year for Responsible Travel Week (RTWeek) and the beginning of Planeta.com‘s 21st year of innovative, community-driven, listener-supported, online conferencing. …