Bike Share in Las Vegas #RTCBikeShare

Photo: Ron Mader, Bike Share in Las Vegas The next big thing is happening now in downtown Las Vegas. I’m referring to the growing number of bicycle share programs around the world. Launched October 1, 2016 is the downtown bike share program run by the city — https://rtcbikeshare.bcycle.com — and celebrating its first birthday. Hashtag: #RTCBikeShare …

US/ICOMOS 2017 Annual Report

Just in time for World Heritage Day, US ICOMOS has released its annual report of accomplishments in 2017. Key Links http://www.usicomos.org http://www.usicomos.org/see-what-we-accomplished-together-in-2017/ http://www.usicomos.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/USICOMOS_2017AnnualReport_Web.pdf https://twitter.com/usicomos Tweets by usicomos Excerpt: Advocacy Because of the wide range of challenges and disruptions taking place to effective heritage conservation in the US in 2017, US/ICOMOS has found it necessary to …

Milkshake Duck

Buzzwords Milkshake Duck = A person who is initially viewed positively by the media but is then discovered to have something questionable about them. Macquarie Dictionary As fans of Word of the Year declarations, we are indebted to the Macquarie Dictionary not only for summing up 2017 but setting in motion a critical awareness for the …

Favorite Podcasts of 2017

As we unveil our favorite podcasts of 2017, it is a good time to reflect on the act of listening. When we are mindfully aware of our senses, we are rarely speaking. We are present in time and space and listening. These are moments when we hear the sound in the background, find meaning in …

Radish Night 2017

Poster: Uriel Barranc Oaxaca City, Mexico – 2017 is the 120th iteration of the annual Noche de Rábanos, aka Radish Night, which takes place on Saturday, December 23 in the downtown zócalo. This is a horticultural pageant, testimony to agriculture and folk art. Who to follow on Twitter? @cortv, @TurismoCdOax Hashtags: #120Años #EchandoRaíces #NocheDeRábanos #RaícesQueDejanHuella Livestreaming CORTV is livestreaming a three-hour recap …

Snapshots and embedded tweets from Navajo Tours, December 2017 USA

Photo: Alien Egg Hatchery Checking in with our friends at Navajo Tours USA: Embedded Tweets Fun time at Horn Point, Honaker Trail near Goosenecks State Park. I was taking photos and video of our guide John Hosteen. #NavajoUSA pic.twitter.com/4pmge7iVqk — Kialo Winters (@KialoWinters) October 27, 2017 Check @cotopaxi and their initiatives. We also aspire to …

Evaluating the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development #iy2017

Poster The United Nations General Assembly approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness …

Edible Scat for the Holidays

Online shopping and shipping is not an available option, but hand-crafted edible excrement that mimics the poo of native animal species is available direct from the Natural Lands Trust. Teenage volunteers who have attended education programs at Crow’s Nest Preserve for many years and are now looking for ways to give something back and making …

Planeta.com’s Spotlight Award

2017 was the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and the #YearOfOpen, celebrating open access and open education. Planeta.com opens a public solicitation for nominees showing good practice in tourism and open access. Our #IY2017 Spotlight Award will be awarded to public (government) agencies, institutions and others leading the way. We are seeking examples …

International Mountain Day 2017

Photo This year’s theme is Mountains under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration. Almost one billion people live in mountain areas, and over half the human population depends on mountains for water, food and clean energy. Yet mountains are under threat from climate change, land degradation, over exploitation and natural disasters, with potentially far-reaching and devastating consequences, …