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 …

Buzzword Bingo 2019

Photo What are your favorite words of 2019? We are curating our annual collection of new words, old classics, and the inbetween, that came to attention / usefulness in 2019. Buzzword Bingo 2019 Bee Brick Chumbox Digital Humans Digital Responsibility Earthstrong Endgame Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Green New Deal Insect apocalypse Nonprofit Journalism Scrambling Surveillance …

Celebrating Matariki

Poster: Matariki New Zealand – Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. Celebrations begin on the day of the first new moon following the rising of the star cluster. On June 22 the Matariki star cluster will rise in New Zealand skies, beginning …

2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

Photo: Tienda Ayuuk, Clay Rabbits Mark your calendar. 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages (Año Internacional de las Lenguas Indígenas). Hashtags: #iyil2019, #2019iyil Planeta.com will be updating relevant features that showcase successful language conservation campaigns including Dizhsa Nabani,  #UsaTuVoz , Kumoontun, and Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Suggestions are welcome …

Northern Sustainable Development Forum 2019

Poster Yakutsk, Russia – The Northern Sustainable Development Forum takes place September 24-28. Hashtag: (?). Key Links https://www.facebook.com/nsdf.ru https://www.northernforum.org/en/news/533-northern-sustainable-development-forum https://www.ltandc.org/event/northern-sustainable-development-forum-ecotourism-and-protected-area-roundtable-yakutsk-siberia/ https://www.ltandc.org/event/northern-forum-conference-in-yakutzk/?instance_id=199 Questions What hashtags are relevant to the event? Will the forum have live and recorded video? Are any presentations or referenced publications / resources online? How can remote participants pay attention to the forum? What …

2019 African Protected Areas Congress

Poster Upcoming event November 18-23, Nairobi, Kenya 1st African Protected Areas Congress Key Links apa-congress.org Programme Questions What is the event’s hashtag? Will the event have live and recorded video? Does the event have a Facebook event page? How can remote participants engage and amplify the event? What are relevant online resources? What would locals …

NAIDOC 2019

Poster: Charmaine Mumbulla, National NAIDOC Poster Competition Announcement from NAIDOC: Source Voice. Treaty. Truth. We invite you to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future. The Indigenous voice of this country is over 65,000 plus years old. They are the first words spoken on this continent. Languages that …

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 …

Rugby World Cup 2019

Japan hosts the 2019 Rugby World Cup September 20 – November 2. The final will take place in Yokohama. Hashtag: #RWC2019 Key Links https://www.rugbyworldcup.com https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/qualifying http://www.worldrugby.org/news/245438 http://www.worldrugby.org/news/206713 Headlines Japan is warned of a Rugby World Cup beer shortage how-can-world-rugby-make-the-2019-rugby-world-cup-even-more-exciting http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/119391 No plan B for RWC2019 Background The Rugby World Cup is widely acknowledged as the …

43rd Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee #43whc

Hashtags Azerbaijan hosts the 43rd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee from June 30 to July 10, 2019, in Baku. Hashtag: #43whc The event is notable for its adoption of new world heritage sites as well as the potential for delisting sites that are not fulfilling their commitments. Key Links whc.unesco.org/en/sessions/43COM https://whc.unesco.org/en/sessions/43COM/documents Local Site …