25th Regular Session of the CEC Council

Poster Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) – http://www.cec.org – held its annual Regular Session of the CEC Council, composed of the environment ministers of Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The Council Chair, US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, hosted Canadian Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna and Mexico’s …

World Conference on Smart Destinations #sdwc2018

Livestreaming today until June 27 from Oviedo, Spain, the 2nd UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations. Hashtag: #SDWC2018 YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/Ruby86revilla Key Links http://sdt.unwto.org/event/2nd-unwto-world-conference-smart-destinations http://www2.unwto.org/press-release/2018-06-15/sign-now-1st-hackathon-smart-destinations-23-24-june-2018 http://www.smartdestinationsworldconference.org/19238/detail/ii-congreso-mundial-de-destinos-turisticos-inteligentes.html Agenda http://www.smartdestinationsworldconference.org/19238/programme/2nd-unwto-world-conference-on-smart-destinations.html http://www.smartdestinationsworldconference.org/_files/_event/_19238/_editorFiles/file/Programa%20Congreso%20DTI%20Oviedo%2018%20-%20VERSI%C3%93N%20IMPRESI%C3%93N%2021%20DE%20JUNIO.pdf Questions What is a Smart Destination? What is Smart Tourism? Is there a directory of participants? What were the takeaways from the first World Conference? When is …

Biking in Las Vegas 2018

Hashtags: #BikeWeekLV May is Bike Month. May 14-18 is League of American Bicyclists National Bike to Work Week. In Las Vegas, the week is … Bike Week Las Vegas. Hashtag: #BikeWeekLV We will be featuring biking stories, tweets and videos throughout 2018 on this page. Suggestions are welcome. Key Links https://www.bikeleague.org/content/bike-month-dates-events-0 https://www.facebook.com/leagueamericanbicyclists https://twitter.com/BikeLeague https://twitter.com/BikeLeague Questions …

Immigrant Families 2018

USA Also see: tent cities, immigrant children Headlines https://www.vox.com/2018/6/11/17443198/children-immigrant-families-separated-parents https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/us/family-separation-migrant-children-detention.html http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/reporter-migrant-children-incarcerated-in-texas-facility.html https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/Trump-Admin-Will-House-Migrant-Kids-in-Tents-in-Tornillo-Texas-485601591.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2018/06/14/jeff-sessions-points-to-the-bible-in-defense-of-separating-immigrant-families Romans 13 Campaign: https://www.familiesbelongtogether.org Twitter Moment Stephen Miller is a driving force behind the border separation policy: NY Times   Planeta.com USA

Roadtrip: Las Vegas – Grand Marais

AAA Overview Map Late May – Early June 2018 road trip. May 26, Saturday. Henderson. Departure this morning. The hours before packing and thinking about packing. Enjoying the birdsongs and the wind on a typical blustery May morning in southern Nevada. We are barreling north by northeast on this trip heading to Grand Marais and …

Vegas Golden Knights 2018

Photo When did we know the Vegas Golden Knights were for real? Everything is Vegas is hyped from the start, but this team outlasted its soft opening and exceeded everyone’s expectations. Bellmare: “We know we are good.” The team has Home Ice Advantage in the Mojave Desert. Hashtags: #VegasBorn Facebook Viewing parties? https://dlvec.com http://cityofhenderson.com/henderson-happenings/henderson-pavilion/henderson-pavilion—open-air-theater Hey …

Celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity

Poster May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica). Hashtag: #idb2018 Biodiversity on Planeta.com Planeta.com features collaboratively edited features about biodiversity, parks and wildlife around the world. Some ask how to integrate biodiversity into tourism. Others ask how to protect biodiversity from tourism! We explore the connections on our living planet. …

Mexico City hosts national tourism forum

Mexico City hosts the 2018 National Tourism Forum May 7-9. Hashtag: #XVIForoTurismo Among the highlights – talks from the candidates for the presidency of Mexico who have been invited to present their proposals on tourism. Invited are José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, of the PRI-Green Coalition; Ricardo Anaya Cortés, of the PAN-PRD Coalition; and Andrés Manuel …

Jane’s Walk 2018

Elsewhere on the Web Jane’s Walk – https://janeswalk.org – is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. Walks took place in hundreds of cities around the world May 4-6. Key Links https://janeswalk.org https://www.facebook.com/janeswalk Questions Are there videos from the 2018 walks? Are there recommended online resources, publications, and maps? When …