Oilcloth

Photo: Oilcloth Oilcloth = fabric treated on one side with oil to make it waterproof Translating: oilcloth Spanish: mantel de hule Photos Elsewhere on the Web Flickr Album Pinterest – Hule Mexicano Planeta.com México Oaxaca Food, Health and Cultivating Communities

Satellite Event

Buzzwords Satellite Event = Activities or meetings independently organized and conducted in tandem with an official event. (Not to be confused with events in the satellite industry which are also called ‘satellite events’) Sometimes called ‘parallel event’ or a viewing party Examples tedx sydney right to research Planeta.com Engaging Events Viewing Party

Storm surge

Buzzwords A storm surge is a coastal flood or tsunami-like phenomenon of rising water commonly associated with low pressure weather systems (such as tropical cyclones and strong extratropical cyclones. – Wikipedia Headlines https://www.wired.com/story/weather-channel-hurricane-florence-storm-surge-graphic Planeta.com Weather Hurricanes

Exploring Ecotourism

Poster As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we explore the ways ecotourism is interpreted around the world. 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 profitable and …

Growth

Buzzwords Growth = The process of increasing in size Headlines Why growth can’t be green – Foreign Policy were-in-a-low-growth-world-how-did-we-get-here.html clean-energy-wont-save-us-economic-system-can http://www.wearesalt.org/the-myth-of-exponential-growth Limits to Growth or Opportunities for Prosperity? if-we-cant-change-economic-system-our-number-is-up http://www.theoildrum.com/node/7853 http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/06/11/ndp-leader-tom-mulcair-ou_n_7562340.html Slow Growth https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jul/30/slow-economic-growth-gdp-old-norm Tourism and Growth need-to-talk-about-tourism-growth http://www.travindy.com/tourism-and-growth when-will-tourism-industry-start-talking-sensibly-about-growth https://conscious.travel/2014/11/12/hope-and-despair-wtm https://www.facebook.com/groups/rtnetworking/permalink Elsewhere on the Web http://postgrowth.org – @postgrowth Quotes Not all economic growth is …

Exploring Sustainable Tourism

Poster: How do you define sustainable tourism? As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we ask readers how you define sustainable tourism. Comments welcome. The notion that tourism could be “sustainable” is part of the dialogue on sustainable development. The goal is that development meet the needs of the present visitors and locals while protecting future …

Impact Investing

Buzzwords Impact Investing = Investing in companies which will have a beneficial impact on the public good as well as generating a financial return for the investor New Publication GIIN announces a new report that emphasizes the need for impact investors to raise and direct new capital to help meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals …

Irresponsible Tourism

Buzzwords Irresponsible tourism = Not responsible tourism Key Links https://www.facebook.com/groups/irresponsibletourism This is a whistle blowing, campaigning and discussion forum for anyone who is concerned about irresponsible tourism and who wants to draw it to the attention of others and the media; or to discuss what can be done about it. Many are now beginning to …

Global Financial Crisis

Buzzwords GFC = Global Financial Crisis Headlines https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/09/17/the-real-cost-of-the-2008-financial-crisis America: Ten years after the crash – NY Magazine Recommended Viewing GFC Explained – Factors that played a role in the current global financial situation. Recommended Listening The Secret Recordings of Carmen Segarra – An unprecedented look inside one of the most powerful, secretive institutions in the …