Exploring Ecotourism

As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we explore the ways ecotourism is interpreted around the world. Comments welcome below. While the details vary, most definitions of ecotourism boil down to a special form of tourism that meets three criteria: 1) it provides for environmental conservation 2) it includes meaningful community participation 3) it is …

Impactful

Buzzword Bingo Impactful = Having a great effect   Wiki impact Recommended Listening Language and it’s problems (9:40) Usage Open education movements are operating as independent silos and may be more impactful if efforts were put into unifying them into a more synergistic whole. @pgstacey creativecommons.org/2017/03/22/open-education-global-2017… twitter.com/ronmader/status/846470876610494464

Agnotology

Poster: Ron Mader, Agnotology If we haven’t already entered the era of dumb, it certainly feels like we’re hurtling toward it. – Antony Funnell Hosted by Funnell, Radio National’s Future Tense is one of our favorite podcasts and comes from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Without fail keeps ahead of the curve week after week. The show is smart …

Exploring Sustainable Tourism

Poster: Ron Mader, How do you define sustainable tourism? As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we ask readers how you define sustainable tourism. Comments welcome below. The notion that tourism could be “sustainable” is part of the dialogue on sustainable development, critical in 2017, the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The goal is …

Exploring Responsible Tourism

As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we ask readers how you define responsible tourism. Our view: Responsible tourism is treating others the way they wish to be treated. While tourism campaigns have long touted ‘destinations’ — in fact we are simply entering a place that is someone else’s home. What is responsible travel? Responsible …

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: …

Read Write Culture

Read Write Culture = Permissive of efforts to improve upon, change, integrate, or otherwise remix the work of others. Quotes The Internet is reviving the read write culture, moving us from a passive consumption of culture to the kind of culture where we create and share what we create.- Lawrence Lessig, NetHui Keynote (2011) Wiki …

Food Miles

Graphic: Ron Mader, Food Miles Food miles = The distance food is transported from production to consumer or paddock to plate. As consumers around the world become aware of the carbon footprint of their travels and purchases, a new term has appeared. Introducing food miles which track the journey food takes from the farm to …