Category Archives: inspire

Redefining Impact: Open Access Week October 21-27

The theme of 2013’s Open Access Week (October 21-27) is ‘Redefining Impact.’ I am currently unable to organize a local ‘open access’ event when locals have no understanding of what ‘open access’ means. It may be understood conceptually and theoretically, … Continue reading

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Getting the Hang of the Wednesday Hangout

Wednesday Hangouts continue on Google+. We see this as a way to connect with friends passionate about local travel, responsible tourism, ecotourism and the blossoming field of conscious travel. If you missed this morning’s chat, here’s the recording of our Local Travel … Continue reading

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Marketing Responsible Travel in South Africa #MarketingSA

Today – Wednesday, May 15 – Planeta.com and This Tourism Week are teaming up to present practical social web tips to tourism pros in South Africa. The venue will be a conference on the South Coast hosted by Ugu South Cost Tourism. Martin Hatchuel of … Continue reading

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Responsible Travel Week Day 4: Be Empathetic #rtweek2013

Responsible Travel Week, Day #4: Thursday, February 14 2013 is the fifth year for Responsible Travel Week (February 11-17) and Planeta.com’s 13th year of innovative conferencing. We expect our global conversation to take a great leap forward thanks to inspired participation. Today is Valentine’s Day … Continue reading

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Responsible Travel Leaders

What’s new in 2013? In tandem with Responsible Travel Week we’re ranking the leading countries in responsible travel. Top voting-receiving countries receive bragging rights! Criteria: Go with your gut feeling. What countries are the leaders in responsible travel? Think of this as … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Flickrverse

Nevermind the doomsday news .. and I’m not talking about the Maya in which I case I’d say ‘nevermind the doomsday news’ but that’s another story. There’s a good chance that Flickr will survive and thrive in 2013. If you have been away, … Continue reading

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OaxacaFertil

Oaxaca Fertíl is a new independent organization creating awareness for the flora and fauna in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Through hands on tree pruning workshops, art shows, public conferences and slow walks, Oaxaca Fertíl aims to enlighten locals and visitors and mainstream biodiversity. … Continue reading

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Biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples and the Power of We

Today (October 15) is Blog Action Day. We previewed the celebration a few weeks ago, but yesterday we put the ideas of ‘the power of we’ into practice. Case in point: Yesterday I facilitated the Global Workshop for Indigenous and … Continue reading

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Now We are 40: Checking-In @ Oaxaca’s Sanchez Pascuas Market

I could walk into this room And the waves of conversation are enough To knock you down in the undertow – R.E.M. OAXACA DE JUAREZ, MEXICO — Sánchez Pascuas Market celebrated its 40th anniversary on August 19. I am privileged, privileged, privileged … Continue reading

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Remembering Neil Armstrong … and the accountants

Neil Armstrong died today at 82. And if you haven’t seen this already, this video series is a must: CPA Australia’s Audience with Neil Armstrong. For years this iconic Midwestern figure refused interviews. But earlier this year in a stunning … Continue reading

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