Last updated on April 26th, 2021
Lead Photo: By Evelyn Hannon
Let’s Get Social on April 22!
“Nothing ever seems impossible in spring, you know.” – L.M. Montgomery
The signs of spring are showing in the Western Hemisphere and JourneyWomen around the world are planning for the future.
On April 22, we’re hosting a JourneyWoman Spring /Earth Day Social – this is a moment for us to reflect on the year that was, talk about what’s coming up, and share our dreams for the future. And of course, we’ll celebrate the new “JourneyWoman Award”, which is being given out on April 23 and honours the legacy of Evelyn Hannon, the original JourneyWoman!
This is also a time to welcome the JourneyWomen who have joined our community – as subscribers on our mailing list and our JourneyWoman Facebook Group, which is now over 2,400 members! Thank you!
Even though we haven’t travelled far from home, we’ve connected in many new ways over the past year – through our editorial, community calls, book clubs, socials and wonderful conversations. It has been wonderful seeing new friendships develop on our calls
We hope you can make it!
Wear your favourite spring attire!
Check your local time here. This will be recorded and shared.
April 22 is also Earth Day: Focus on Conservation
In addition to some other surprise guests, we want to talk about wildlife conservation. We’ll follow up with a more in-depth session on Ethical Animal Tourism on May 13. Stay tuned for details!
Each year, EARTHDAY.ORG designates one artist to create the official Earth Day poster to inspire the Earth Day movement. This year, the official Earth Day 2021 poster has been created by Speto, acclaimed Brazilian street artist from São Paulo. His piece features young people, symbolizing the hope they represent for our future, working together in harmony while cradled in the benevolent antlers of a strong stag. Speto sees the deer as a symbol of peace, serenity, and kindness; gentle, but not completely defenseless as it can be very strong and brave when the need arises. The sun represents prosperity through its life-giving energy. (Source: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2021-official-poster/)
Learn more about Earth Day 2021 here.
Our Special Guests
Meet JourneyWoman Animal Tourism Expert Nora Livingstone
Nora is the CEO and Co-founder of Animal Experience International, which is a woman-owned B corp – and we’re going to talk about why a B corp is important in a minute – that sends volunteer tourists all over the world to assist with wildlife rehabilitation.
Nora is on our JourneyWoman Women’s Advisory Council. You can read more about Nora here.
You can watch Nora’s webinar on Ethical Animal Tourism here.
Meet Eduardo Altamirano Urbina, Latin American Sea Turtles (LAST)
Originally from Nicaragua, Eduardo loves marine biology and conservation. Three years ago, he came to Costa Rica where he has worked in sea turtle projects both in the Pacific and the Caribbean. Currently, he works with the Latin American Sea Turtles (LAST) organization, in charge of the Monitoring and Conservation Sea Turtles Project in Golfo Dulce (Osa In Water Project). In all the projects where he has worked, he has coordinated lots of groups of international volunteers, supported the conduct of various research with university students, and developed ecotourism activities and the promotion of new economic alternatives for local communities.
Here’s what we’ve done together since 2019!
Here’s a little summary of what we’ve accomplished over the past year and a half! What a journey!