August 28 Dogs ‘N’ Drones in #DiscoveryPark

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.

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Photos by Kevin Scuiller

August 14 Sunset
August 14 Sunset

August 14 Sunset

August 28 #dogsndrones community meetup with dogs and drones in #Henderson @LasVegasLocally @roadup @mypublib @unlvgaming @DronesPlus @Visit_Henderson @NatureWriterVgs

November 14 Roll 'N' Stroll in Henderson, Nevada @cityofhenderson @Visit_Henderson//

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Who are the global leaders in clean energy? #nces8

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

@POTUS rocked.

A veritable slew of buzzwords and energy jargon. My favorites: rooftop solarpowerwall


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?



Streaming Live from Las Vegas August 24: National Clean Energy Summit @cleanenergyNV #nces8

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Take a look at the rooftop solar!


Buzzword Bingo: Rooftop Solar//

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Wild about Nevada Hangout


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

Hangout Times
1-2pm Eastern
12-1pm Central
11am-12pm Mountain
10-11am Pacific
7-8am Hawaii

August 21 #LocalTravelUSA Hangout #GoldButte #NevadaWild//

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This Week’s Carrotmob Challenge: Saluda Don Nicodemus Bartolo Vásquez

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?

This Week's Carrotmob Challenge: Saluda Don Nicodemus Bartolo Vásquez

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

Google+ Event

Hashtags: #OaxacaToday, #OaxacaHoy

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Celebrating La Jarcieria El Arte Oaxaqueño

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

16 Aug: Celebrando La Jarceria El Arte Oaxaqueño Hangout #OaxacaToday #OaxacaHoy @edgarbartolo @melisu_b

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India Independence Day

August 15 is Independence Day in India and we’re reflecting on a very profound notion:

It shall be the duty of every citizen of India to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wildlife and to have compassion for living creatures. – The Constitution of India Article 51-A

I’m not just quoting this for aspirational pro-Earth cheering – which I dearly love – but for the souvenir-quality reminder that this was the text on the placemat of the Kamat Lingapur hotel where I stayed in Hyderabad for the biodiversity COP, aka Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Placemat – love it.

I stay in touch with a number of Indian friends and friends of India, and I wonder if there are ways we could upgrade our communication and collaboration when it comes to environmental and cultural conservation.

I scribbled down a few ideas. Here are three slides from India on the Web

It shall be the duty of every citizen of India to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wildlife and to have compassion for living creatures - Constitution of India

What we need from India

India: What we can do on the #socialweb

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Introducing Planet People Peace and Global Ecotourism Network #PlanetaTalks

August 10 – Conversation with Glenn Jampol introducing Planet People Peace (P3) and the Global Ecotourism Network

Hashtags: #planetatalks, #mondayhangout

Key Points
Once you get them on the bus … We’re on the same bus
CST 2.0
Financial Transparency
Fabric woven into a suit of clothes
Think Tank
Donald Thompson
Core Issue: Conservation
Who looks at my website? Hands go up. How many look at the certificates and labels? Hands still up. How many have gone to that link to find out what it means? Hands go down.
Not about price, about value
Pros and Cons of Certification
Sustainability Tours

Guest: Glenn Jampol

Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee

Planet People Peace

Global Ecotourism Network

Costa Rica

Elsewhere on the Web

September 25 Costa Rica's International Conference on Sustainable Tourism

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