Making the most of the #YearOfOpen

2017 is the Year of Open. Hands up, please for those who know what this means. Everyone else, please check out the oeconsortium and yearofopen.org Hashtag: #YearOfOpen Also see: open What’s being celebrated in the #YearOfOpen are three anniversaries: ​2002 – 15 years ago the term “Open Educational Resources” was created, the Budapest Open Access Initiative was launched and the first Creative Commons licenses debuted 2007 …

Food, Health and Cultivating Communities

Photo: Ron Mader, Caldo de Piedra Planeta.com’s Food, Health and Cultivating Communities dialogue highlights local food and slow food and everything delicious! Updates are featured on the Planeta Wiki. Discussion continues on a number of social web channels, including Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. “Come hungry,” says Planeta.com founder Ron Mader. “Foodies play a critical role in …

Xochimilco

Poster: Ron Mader, Xochimilco What does responsible travel look like in Mexico City? = ¿Cómo se ve un viaje responsable en la Ciudad de México? Xochimilco is a case study in sustainable tourism in a fragile, vulnerable landscape, also a veritable World Heritage Site. On my list of top places in the world to visit, …

Europe’s Sources of Water: A Natural Journey

Photo: UNDP, Canyon Sunset New presentation from #EuroEco17 Peep Tobreluts: Nature Education and Heritage Interpretation. The video was streamed live on Facebook. Tobreluts Safranbolu Watersorce from Peep Tobreluts Many thanks to Peep for sharing this presentation online and to the organizers of the European Ecotourism Conference for organizing the event. Elsewhere on the Web https://viljandiallikad.wordpress.com   …

#EuroEco17 European Ecotourism Roadmap

Starting today the 4th European Ecotourism Conference takes place in Safranbolu, Turkey. Hashtag: #EuroEco17 The conference will bring together a mix of 70 academic and businesses professionals. Karabük University Safranbolu Tourism Faculty (@krbkuni) hosts the conference with the partnership of Ministry of Forestry General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks and the Municipality of Safranbolu. With a …

Upgrade Your World during the International Year of Sustainable Tourism

Photo: Safranbolu My talk and Q&A at the European Ecotourism Conference was made via long distance video Monday, April 17. The talk – Upgrade Your World during the International year of Sustainable Tourism – asks where we stand in 2017 and what we have learned since the first European Ecotourism Conference in 2010. These are the working notes. …

Celebrating World Heritage Day

April 18 is World Heritage Day, aka International Monuments and Sites Day, celebrating the work of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) —http://www.icomos.org. There are events around the world and we are paying special attention to this week’s conference in Mexico City. Hashtag: #IDMS History On April 18, 1982 on the occasion of a symposium …

#NationalParkWeek April 15-23

April 15-23 National Park Week is the largest celebration of national heritage in the USA. Hashtag: #NationalParkWeek The National Park Service partners with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to present National Park Week April 15 to 23, 2017. On weekends, every national park will give visitors free admission! Plan your visit by …