Buzzword Bingo 2016

Photo: NASA Marshall, Orbits WOTY, aka the Word of the Year, is given by various organizations and highlight language which reflect the popular discourse. While Planeta.com does not officially release a ‘Word of the Year,’ we do compile our favorites each year, part of a game we call Buzzword Bingo. Among our favorite words from 2016: …

Journalism

Photo: Ron Mader, Newspaper Bike (Oaxaca) Journalism = Investigation and reporting of events, issues and trends to a group of people formerly called the audience. Wiki More about journalism on the Planeta Wiki Journalism Notebook Journalism Notebook from ron mader

Wilderness Notebook

Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. – Gary Snyder In wildness is the preservation of the world. – Henry David Thoreau Wilderness is the state of complete awareness. – Gary Snyder, Turtle Island People can live their whole lives without love, and still live, and still function. And the same is …

Tourism, Parks and Protected Areas

Photo: Ron Mader, Lake Mead NRA Visitors’ Center Tourism in parks and protected areas can be a boon to local conservation efforts or it can afflict biodiversity conservation and environmental management. Many travelers find meaningful encounters with nature in protected areas, but wilderness fans are often at a loss when figuring out where to go …

Engaging Events

Photo: Ron Mader, Engagement Matters (Oaxaca, Mexico) Engaging Events: Connecting the Virtual and Natural Worlds Engaging Events: Easy Ways and Green Suggestions To Connect Virtual and Natural Worlds from ron mader

Open

Photo: Martin Heigan, When it rains in Africa Open = Allowing access, passage or a view Wiki Open Open Access Open Educational Resources Open Journalism Open Policy Open Space Technology Science and Open Science Now is the time to be more open. With most crisis created by secretive information becoming public, we advocate making as …

Culture

Culture (from the Latin cultura stemming from colere, meaning “to cultivate”) is most commonly used in three basic senses: Excellence of taste in the fine arts and humanities, also known as high culture An integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon the capacity for symbolic thought and social learning The set …