National Park Week in the USA #FindYourPark

zion national park April 16 through 24, 2016 is National Park Week in the USA. The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and on 16 days this year, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Planeta.com will be highlighting events around the country, sharing live …

Planeta’s New Look

Henderson Library by Ron Mader Hello, 2016. This is the beginning of a long-overdue overhaul of the content-rich and award-winning Planeta.com website. Personally, your humble editor is just learning how to navigate the new hierarchy of URLs, along with tagging and links. Friends who would like to help migrate the old content or assist with editing, …

Reframing Sustainable Tourism Hangout

A new take and new book on some perplexing conundrums for fans and friends of responsible, eco, conscious travel, presenting our April 2016 hangout on Reframing Sustainable Tourism. Guests: Authors  +Keith Bosak and +Stephen McCool Key Words: Brazil – Case Studies – Community – Critical Discussion – Framework –Geography – India – Las Vegas – New System …

Captain’s Call: Australia’s Word of the Year

by Ron Mader Planeta.com’s favorite Word of the Year competition? Easily the one with online voting: Macquarie Dictionary’s Word of the Year wisely waits until the start of the following year to assess what gained traction in the previous 12 months. What’s found on the deep dive are linguistic treasures and a snapshot not only of 2015 but of the …

2016 Open Education Week

March 7-11, 2016 Open Education Week – @openeducationwk #openeducationwk For the past few years we have seen our colleagues laboring toward the goal of improving public awareness of biodiversity conservation, responsible travel and many other noble aspirations. There are heaps of academic programs for students. Why are we not enjoying the boom years of authentic …

Preview: 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

The Conference of the Parties is the governing body of the Convention, and advances implementation of the Convention through the decisions it takes at its periodic meetings. To date the Conference of the Parties has held 12 ordinary meetings, and one extraordinary meeting (the latter, to adopt the Biosafety Protocol, was held in two parts). …

Responsible Travel Week 2016

One of Planeta.com’s tentpole events, Responsible Travel Week manifests our commitment toward effective communication and collaboration. Responsible travel is not an ethical dilemma of whether to have fun or be responsible. We can do both! 2016 is the eighth year for Responsible Travel Week and Planeta.com’s 17th year of innovative conferencing. Back in 2000 we …