Peace

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Peace = freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility. Celebrations September 21 International Day of Peaceun.orgWikipedia Translating: Every moment of the day provides an opportunity to create the conditions for peace.Afrikaans: Elke oomblik van die dag bied ‘n geleentheid om die voorwaardes vir vrede te skep.German: Jeder Moment des Tages bietet die …

United Nations

Photo: UN Spotlight on the United Nations Key Linksun.orgwebtv.un.org CelebrationsOctober 24 is UN Day Headlines‘The world must wake up’: Tasks daunting as UN meeting opens Recommended ListeningYou can’t spell “dysfunction” without the UNCan the United Nations be reformed? – Future Tense Embedded Tweets 2020s Planeta.com

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Logo The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – unesco.org – is a specialized agency of the United Nations. The purpose of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human …

Attention

Poster: What is the value of attention? (Some rights reserved) Attention = Focusing consciousness and taking notice Also see: partial attention, conscious Reflections I began Planeta.com in 1994 as a means to explore the worlds of travel and conservation, culture and nature, finding ways to move out of individual silos and co-create a living encyclopedia …

Aotearoa New Zealand on the Social Web

Artwork What are your inspired, go-to online resources for Aotearoa New Zealand? Whether you’re a Kiwi or a friend of the island, share with us your recommendations that make the most of the social web. This presentation features snapshots from websites and social web channels and apps. We welcome your interaction — comments, questions, suggestions, …

New Games

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) New Games = Games that are new Can refer to The New Games Book and movement or literally new games Essay One of my fondest memories was playing ‘Spirals’ at the 2002 Ecotourism Conference. I forget who facilitated the exercise, but there I was asked to play on stage. In …

Elections

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Election = a formal and organized process of electing or being elected, especially of members of a political body Quotes We settle our differences at the ballot box. WikipediaGeneral electionClosed primary Examples Planeta.com

The Value of Collaboration

Photo: Postcards from Oaxaca (Some rights reserved) Collaboration = the action of working with someone to produce or create something EssayLack of collaboration is a proverbial stone in the road for those developing ‘sustainable’ tourism. Many tourism players are aware that improving collaboration is a worthy objective, yet they feel stymied by how to put practice …

Samaritan Day

Photo: Ron Mader, Samaritan Day at the Santo Tomas Xochimilco Church (Some rights reserved) Samaritan Day (Día de la Samaritana) is a tradition celebrated on the fourth Friday in Lent. Refreshments are offered to passersby. The tradition began in the churches. Today businesses, schools and government offices offer traditional fruit drinks, including horchata, jamaica, tamarindo, …

Janes Walk

Logo Jane’s Walk – janeswalk.org – is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. Walks take place in hundreds of cities around the world the first weekend of May. Key [email protected] Questions = Preguntas Are there videos from the walks? = ¿Hay videos de las caminatas? Are there recommended online …