Exploring Ecotourism

Poster: @ronmader (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Farmers’ Market

Photo: Ron Mader, Henderson (Some rights reserved) Farmers’ Market = a physical marketplace intended to sell food directly by farmers and artisanal producers to consumers EssayPlaneta.com features place-based guides with many connected pages of relevant links which attempt connect and educate locals and visitors alike. We spotlight markets in Oaxaca, Mexico and pay attention to …

Fighting Talk

Logo Among our fave podcasts and appointment radio listening: BBC’s Fighting Talk – bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0070hvs – a topical sports show broadcast on BBC Radio 5. The show is broadcast live Saturday mornings 11am-noon. The current and longest-serving presenter has been Colin Murray. Previous hosts were Johnny Vaughan and Christian O’Connell. If you are listening to the …

Mantra

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Mantra = a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation; a statement or slogan repeated frequently. WikipediaMantraEjaculatory prayerJaculatoria Planeta

Quantum Computing

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: Quantum computing is the use of quantum phenomena such as superposition and entanglement to perform computation. Computers that perform quantum computations are known as quantum computers. Quantum computers are believed to be able to solve certain computational problems, such as integer factorization (which underlies RSA encryption), substantially faster than …

Arrows

Image: Capacity Building (Some rights reserved) Arrow = Sign resembling an arrow, used to show direction or position Embedded Tweets Photos Twin Arrows Trading Postatlasobscura.com/places/twin-arrows-trading-post Photo by James Marvin Phelps WikipediaArrow Planeta

Antipodes

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) The antipode is the point on the opposite side of the earth from another point so situated that a line drawn from the one to the other passes through the center of the Earth and forms a true diameter. For example, the antipode of New Zealand’s North Island lies in Spain. To find …

Placemaking

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Placemaking capitalizes on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and well-being. Elsewhere on the WebWhat is placemaking? – Project for Public SpacesSpanker Knob, …

Greenwash

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Greenwash = Deceptive marketing used to promote the perception that a policy or products are environmentally friendly Also see: successwash, greenhushing, greenwashing HeadlinesGlobal executives suspect their own companies of “greenwashing”Why ‘bio’ and ‘green’ don’t mean what you think – BBCScreening of websites for ‘greenwashing’: half of green claims lack evidenceAt …