International Mountain Day 2018

Photo: Spring Mountains December 11 is International Mountain Day which celebrates our higher aspirations. Hashtags #MountainsMatter #InternationalMountainDay #DíaInternacionalDeLasMontañas More Info http://www.un.org/en/events/mountainday http://www.fao.org/international-mountain-day/key-messages/en/ Questions How is ‘International Mountain Day’ translated in other languages? How is ‘International Mountain Day’ translated in Indigenous languages? (Important for 2019’s celebration during the International Year of Indigenous Languages) What have we …

Human Rights Day

Photo: USFWS, Sunrise, Big Stone December 10 is Human Rights Day Hashtags: #HumanRightsDay, #StandUp4HumanRights, #UDHR70 Human rights = a right that is believed to belong justifiably to every person Key Links http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/spanish/humanrights https://twitter.com/UNHumanRights Questions How is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights relevant today? How is Human Rights Day translated in other languages? How …

World Soil Day

Photo: Huaje Planting, Oaxaca December 5 is World Soil Day (Día Mundial del Suelo). Hashtag: #WorldSoilDay In 2018 the theme was stopping soil pollution Key Links http://www.fao.org/globalsoilpartnership/world-soil-day/en/ http://www.fao.org/globalsoilpartnership/world-soil-day/campaign-material/en/ http://www.fao.org/globalsoilpartnership/world-soil-day/events/en/ http://www.fao.org/world-soil-day/world-soil-day-award/en/ Questions Are there live videos and conversations about soil this week? What are recommended online resources, apps? What are the most popular celebrations of soil? …

Advent Calendar

Photo Advent Calendar = A special calendar used to count the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas Headlines 2018 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar Radish Night in Oaxaca Your Radish Advent Calendar Wikipedia Advent calendar Planeta.com Christmas Advent 12 • December • Diciembre

12 • December • Diciembre

Photo: Totomoxtle (corn husk dolls) December 5 International Volunteer Day December 5 World Soil Day December 6 Foundation of Quito, Ecuador (1534) December 6 Independence Day in Finland December 10 Terra Madre Day (also see Slow Food) December 10 Human Rights Day Human Rights Day December 11 International Mountain Day International Mountain Day December 12 Guadalupe Day Basilica (Mexico City) Mexico City’s Basilica of Guadalupe December 13 Geminids Meteor …

Boxing Day

Jorge’s wooden boxers Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated December 26, the day after Christmas Day. The celebration originated in the United Kingdom, and is celebrated in a number of countries that previously formed part of the British Empire. Hashtag:  #BoxingDay Embedded Tweets Boxing Day #Ashes 👌 pic.twitter.com/TqkB6e11Fp — Alistair Hogg (@alistairjhogg) December 25, 2017 Wishing …

December 6 is Biodiversity and Climate Change Day at #COP13

Poster 10 days until the start of the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (#COP13). Of note: December 6 is Biodiversity and Climate Change Day at #COP13 (Mainstreaming Biodiversity) @RioPavilion #RioPavilion Background The Thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) will be held in Cancún, Mexico, December …