Greening Events, Trade Shows, Festivals, and Fairs

Photo: Henderson, Nevada As the garden grows so does the gardener. – Garden Notebook Events offer opportunities to make new friends and acquaintances, tackle serious topics and walk the talk. Here are our guidelines in creating effective, green events. The following recommendations have been collected from good practices around the globe: Community Relations How well locals …

Earth Day 2020

Photo: Seven Magic Mountains What are your plans for Earth Day? Hashtag: #EarthDay Earth Day (April 22) has proved extremely popular in the United States and around the world. Now that we are shut-ins or staying six feet (two meters) apart, #EarthDay #EarthDay2020 is more digital and global than ever. Planeta is updating our suggested …

Media, Environment, and Tourism Conference Summary

Poster (Image from Mariano Mantel) Who took part? More than 160 people registered for the MET Conference which originally took place online in November 2001. Active participation was limited to media professionals (see the Directory of Participants) and we other stakeholders, including tourism leaders, environmentalists, and others, to listen as quiet observers. To gauge who …

IUCN World Conservation Congress Postponed to January 2021

Logo Held every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress is the world’s largest conservation event. The next conference is scheduled to take place January 7-15, 2021 in Marseille, France. Hashtag: #IUCNCongress Background The event is jointly organized by the French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and the International Union for Conservation of …

Responsible Travel Week 2020

Poster Responsible Travel Week 2020 is over, and we are processing your helpful feedback. What have we learned about online conferencing? Online education? This process continues (2021 dates: February 8-14), so if you would like to contribute, please message / tweet / speak with Planeta.com’s Ron Mader. Volunteers requested for testing our video and audio …

Events Notebook

Photo Quotes about events You can’t just throw people who come from different perspectives in a room, lock the door and come back in an hour and expect them to have solved these problems, it takes time for people to develop a shared vernacular, it takes engineered serendipity, that is the creation of serendipitous moments …

Climate Heritage Network Launch

Poster The Climate Heritage Network Global Launch was a two-day program (October 24-25) devoted to urgently mobilizing the cultural heritage sector for climate action across the globe. The program served as a key catalyst for accelerating the ambition of culture and heritage actors to help the communities they work in to deliver on ambitions of …

10th Anniversary of the Responsible Tourism Conference in Belize

Poster Some background. The third International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations took place in Belmopan, Belize October 19-23, 2009. In October 2019 Planeta.com revisits the event by checking in with organizers and participants. Questions Who are the active players in responsible travel in Belize today? What are the relevant web links? Does anyone have …

Nethui 2019

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – 2019’s Nethui – nethui.org.nz – takes place in Wellington October 3-4. Focal points this year: safety, well-being, and inclusion. Hashtag: #nethui Tagline: New Zealand’s favourite Internet gathering. Planeta.com is updating this page with links to videos, resources mentioned at the event, and our popular collection of buzzwords, some wonky, some …