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 …

Buzzword Bingo

Keen on learning new lingo? Our collection of Buzzword Bingo spotlights colorful slang and new words chosen to educate and inspire. Down with the tedious weasel words and up with new lingo! Also see: Buzzword Bingo 2017 More about the Buzzword Bingo game on the Planeta Wiki. 2017 Buzzword Bingo 2017 from ron mader Embedded …