Responsible Travel Week 2016

Poster From the archives 2016 Responsible Travel Week took place Feb 8-14, 2016. We suggested that participants budget at least one hour/day for participation. Responsible Travel Week is a live demonstration of social web as an easy and inexpensive means of documenting the challenges and successes of developing responsible tourism. Consider this an unconference. There …

Jólabókaflóð

Buzzwords Jólabókaflóð = Icelandic tradition whereby people give books to each other in the months running up to Christmas — & especially on Christmas Eve Embedded Tweets Word of the day: “Jólabókaflóð” – lit. “Yule book-flood”; Icelandic tradition whereby people give books to each other in the months running up to Christmas — & especially …

Guess Where?

Tweets Transitions Abroad asks … Guess where Home of one of the great French novelists Guess where?Hint: Home of one of the great French novelists. pic.twitter.com/IUZKL3tir4 — Transitions Abroad (@TransAbroad) July 24, 2018 Planeta.com Transitions Abroad

Hudson Bay Rules

Buzzwords Hudson Bay Rules = Where there are no rules (hockey) Elsewhere on the Web https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Hudson%20Bay%20Rules https://www.newspapers.com/clip/5048984/hudson_bay_rules_origin/ Planeta.com Hockey

Kowanyama

Photo: Feral Arts, Mitchell Rive Delta In the Yir-Yoront language, Kowanyama means “The place of many waters.” The annual (mean) rainfall of Kowanyama is about 1253mm and the most rain received in a day was 343mm. The wettest months are January (340mm) and February (360mm). From May to October there is very little rain. Rainfall …

Legacy of the Rio Olympics 2016

Photo: Brian Godfrey, Ciudad Olimpica Embedded Tweets Fascinating morning/afternoon spent in provedencia. Discussed a whole raft of issues with locals incl #megaevent disruption, transport connections and the development of #portomaravilha. These photos below sum @Cade1979 and my visit up nicely! #Rio2016 #RioZones pic.twitter.com/bsljciBmjf — Seth Kirby (@sethkirbyaru) January 17, 2018 Scroll down for the second …

Hurricane Irma (2017)

Irma Hashtag: #HurricaneIrma This satellite view of Hurricane #Irma shows the storm moving through Florida in the last 24hrs. Watch & learn more: https://t.co/e6fP1Elikm pic.twitter.com/uGwpMTjsyq — NASA (@NASA) September 12, 2017 Photos Elsewhere on the Web http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-irma-cuba-20170911-story.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/09/12/marriott-sent-a-rescue-ship-to-the-caribbean-after-irma-and-left-non-guests-on-the-dock http://earthsky.org/earth/virgin-islands-before-after-hurricane-irma-satellite-images Planeta.com Hurricanes Crisis Florida Cuba

Tracking local government leadership on climate change

New publication: Local Leadership: Tracking local government progress on climate change by Petra Stock, Martin Rice, Lesley Hughes, Will Steffen, Alix Pearce, Karen Hussey and Tim Flannery This report introduces Australia’s Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership program which highlights the leaders of councils and communities that are switching to renewable energy and building greener, more efficient …