The rare confluence of eco interest in the Sunday papers

The rare confluence of eco interest in the Sunday papers. Top of the fold environmental stories appear in today’s Review Journal and Sun. Hashtags #BasinAndRange and #SageGrouse

Vegas Front Pages: The Importance of Being Empty / Sage Grouse Management @reviewjournal @LasVegasSun @RefriedBrean @LasVegasSun

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Biodiversity Day Hangout #ibd2015

Biodiversity is the variety of all living organisms on earth. While the concept is as old as life itself, ‘biodiversity’ was coined in 1986.

May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica) hosted by the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Hashtags: #IDB2015, #BioDiversityDay

Let’s unpack biodiversity. What does it mean? What’s at stake? How are we celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity? These questions and more will be explored in our #BioDiversityDay Hangout.

Hangout Starting Time: 430pm Las Vegas, 830pm Montreal, Friday 9am Adelaide, 730am Perth http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=International+Day+for+Biological+Diversity+Hangout&iso=20150521T1630&p1=127&ah=1

Google Event Page
plus.google.com/events/cuca2b9s802cai55bhlekgk55to

YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fk-c7kVZ8k

Examples of celebrations across the world

https://www.cbd.int/idb/2015/celebrations/bo/

https://www.cbd.int/idb/2015/celebrations/au/

https://www.cbd.int/idb/2015/celebrations/us/

Please share the poster for our Biodiversity Day Hangout #idb2015 @RichardMcLellan @CBDNews @UNBiodiversity

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What is the difference between walking and trekking? #roofdog

What is the difference between walking and trekking? = ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre caminar y senderismo? #roofdog #tcbhoa

Wiki
http://planeta.wikispaces.com/roofdog
http://planeta.wikispaces.com/walk

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Biological Diversity Week Begins #idb2015

Earlier this year we launched a live Monday hangout starting at 830am Pacific time and it’s become part of a new tradition of talking with friends and colleagues via YouTube. This Monday was a particularly interesting chat with +Martin Hatchuel and +Alex Villca Limaco.

It never ceases to amaze me that we can have a three-way chat connecting the USA, South Africa and Bolivia. No jet lag for participants!

Sorry in advance for the sound, but Alex in a noisy cybercafe is better than no Alex at all. Many thanks to +Alastair McKenzie for questions and a spotlight on what’s important in biodiversity conservation — stemming the tide of extinctions while we have time.

Hashtag for Friday’s International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica)?: #idb2015

The Monday hangouts are relaxed, global chats exploring the nerdy underbelly of ecotourism, responsible travel and the like. These chats are useful for announcing, explaining, debriefing and unpacking the news.

Buzzword Bingo: Biodiversity

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Cultivating Networks Passionate about Responsible Travel and Food

Passionate about Responsible Travel and Food? So are we in Week 2 of Local Travel in the USA.

Join a lively discussion of all things related to responsible local travel in the USA. Free participation! Here’s the direct link to the Google+ event page.

A shoutout to all of the farmers markets, community gardens, locally owned restaurants and diners, popup fruit stands and food trucks. Thanks to everyone producing and making such delicious food. We applaud the eco-friendly, biodiversity conservation-minded initiatives across the country. Cheers!

The conversation is just beginning.

Questions:

Hangout: Friday, May 15 1-2pm Eastern, 12-1pm Central, 11am-12pm Mountain, 10-11am Pacific, 7-8am Hawaii

Guests:

1) Andrew DuFresne, http://www.grapediscoverycenter.com – agricultural heritage designation, discovery center, tourism + food = small-biz start ups, wineries, biking tours, farm markets

3) Megan Larmer, Slow Food USA – Local Foods App

May 15: Responsible Local Travel in the USA Hangout

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Monday Hangout: Cycling and Ciclovias in Ecuador, Nevada and South Africa

Our Monday hangouts are relaxed, global chats exploring the nerdy underbelly of ecotourism, responsible travel and the like. On May 11 we chatted about South Africa’s Indaba Conference and market-fit communities, artisans and enterprises followed by a review of road building and ciclovías in rural Ecuador.

Guests:
Gregory Alastair Vogt, South Africa

Andy Hammerman, Ecuador
http://www.blacksheepinn.com

Starting Time: 830am Las Vegas/Flagstaff, 1030am Minneapolis/St Paul, 1130am Miami/New York City, 530pm Knysna, 630pm Pairnu, 1130pm Perth

Google Event Page
https://plus.google.com/events/cjtuk4j3fgp1gd7jqh6i62jl7fg

YouTube

Local Travel USA
https://www.facebook.com/localtravelusa
http://planeta.wikispaces.com/localtravelusa

Wiki
http://planeta.wikispaces.com/indaba
http://planeta.wikispaces.com/sawestcape
http://planeta.wikispaces.com/localtravelusa
http://planeta.wikispaces.com/cycling
http://planeta.wikispaces.com/ecuador
http://planeta.wikispaces.com/events
http://planeta.wikispaces.com/engagingrt
http://planeta.wikispaces.com/folkart
http://planeta.wikispaces.com/nvbikeped
http://planeta.wikispaces.com/southafrica

Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guineafowl

Slideshare

Elsewhere on the Web
http://www.indaba-southafrica.co.za
https://echidnawalkabout.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/the-mammals-of-victoria-australia

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May 8 Hangout: Responsible Local Travel in the USA

May 8 Responsible Local Travel in the USA Hangout

Questions:
•How can we improve tourism in the USA?
•How can we develop a Who’s Who in Responsible, Local Travel in the US?
•Do we need a new association / working group / network?
•What does ‘Local Travel’ mean in the USA?
•What does ‘Responsible Travel’ mean in the USA?
•What is happening around the world and how might the US effort support or compliment that?
•Suggestions for building a responsible, local travel network or organization in the US?
•Which city and state tourism boards explicitly feature ‘responsible travel’ on their websites? Direct links please!

Your Turn!

Survey: We need your ideas! Please help inform the discussions and shape the outcomes by answering this survey

Crowdsourcing: Add your thoughts and volunteer to transcribe the hangouts online the Google Doc Responsible Local Travel in the USA

May 8 Responsible Local Travel in the USA #localtravelusa

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