The view can be stunning in Henderson, Nevada.
Join us Friday, August 28, 7-8pm-ish for Dogs and Drones – a free and open community meetup in which we learn how use smart phones and drones. Let us know if you’re attending and please bring all or more of the following: dog, drone, smartphone, plastic bag.
Dogs and Drones takes place the last Friday of the month in Henderson’s Discovery Park in Green Valley Ranch (see the Google Map). This casual meetup connects dog lovers and drone aficionados as a pretext for a friendly neighborhood meet-and-greet. Get to know the names of your neighbors! Meet the locals. Bonus points if you bring a ukulele.
Meeting point: Horseshoes! Parking is nearby off of Walnut Village Road (turn off from Palomino Village).
Participants are expected to practice responsible pet ownership. Clean up bags will be available, but come prepared to clean up after your dog. Also, practice responsible drone flying.
Remote participants are welcome. Check out our #Periscope streams! Keep an eye and share the #dogsndrones hashtag. Use this event to help you plan your next visit to Southern Nevada. We will be talking about nearby state parks, local markets and where to watch the Rugby World Cup. Please like and share our event with friends who are in the area.
Photos by Kevin Scuiller
After the jolt of hope that is the #NCES8, there’s everything to celebrate today with Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas. Livestreaming video RN
Highlights included Senator Reed’s low-key and confident assessments throughout the proceedings. Clear-stated and confident, his presence was that of a teacher, explaining the basics and providing some history along the way. Please upload a video of the baseball analogy. “This is Nevada’s Money Ball opportunity.”
Nevada song by Brandon Flowers
A veritable slew of buzzwords and energy jargon. My favorites: rooftop solar, powerwall
Who are the global leaders in clean energy? ¿Quiénes son los líderes mundiales en energía limpia?
What is the status of rooftop solar? = ¿Cuál es el estado de la energía solar en la azotea?
Are any of the renewable energy installations open to the public, sort of a factory tour? = ¿Alguna de las instalaciones de energías renovables abierta al público, una especie de tour de la fábrica?
Take a look at the rooftop solar!
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Friday, August 21: Wild about Nevada
We talk to Friends of Nevada Wilderness and Friends of Gold Butte to explore rural and wild Nevada. What is the role of ecotourism in the newly-christened national monuments Basin and Range and Tule Springs? We’ll take a look at what’s wild, what’s protected, what can be protected.
Wiki: nevada wild, goldbutte, national monument, usawild
Carrotmob = event where people support an environmentally-friendly venue by gathering en masse to purchase the store’s products.
Español: Un evento donde la gente apoya un negocio en forma de llegar en numeros para comprar los productos de la tienda.
Literalmente: Movimiento Zanahoria
Thank you Wordspy for introducing us to carrotmob! — one of our fave buzzwords. Our challenge: how do we bring the carrotmob to ecotourism, indigenous travel and responsible tourism?
17-25 septiembre 2015
Saluda (Greet) Don Nicodemus Bartolo Vásquez
Jarcieria El Arte Oaxaqueño
Mina #317, Oaxaca de Juárez, México
YouTube: Celebrando la Historia de la Jarcieria El Arte Oaxaqueño
Hashtags: #OaxacaToday, #OaxacaHoy
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Sunday, August 16 Hanging Out with Don Nico, 730pm Oaxaca, 530pm Las Vegas
Truly one of Mexico’s homegrown heroes, Nicodemus Bartolo Vásquez has been a friend to local campesinos, artisans and visitors to Oaxaca. The Jarcieria El Arte Oaxaqueño ranks among the world’s finest small stores and gateway to local knowledge and history, but this favorite venue will close its doors in a few weeks. On Sunday evening, we will host a live hangout with Don Nico and his family con una plática en español:
Details on the Oaxaca Wiki
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