September 2016 Calendar: Lake Mead National Recreation Area aka @lakemeadnps #FindYourPark

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On Planeta we spotlight stories of local events, responsible travel, slow travel, ecotourism and conscious efforts to make the world a better place. Our motto: Think smart, travel slow. We also give a shoutout to Transitions Abroad and its campaign of better travel for a better world!

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How popular is this website? If you are looking for current stats, check out this month's statistics and the 2016 Summary. Yes, it is much appreciated if you share your favorite pages on this wiki via the social web (the links are in the left-hand column). In advance many thanks for your likes, shares, favorite, flips, hearts, pins, tweets, retweets and +1s. Editors, again thanks for your contributions.

What's next? Check out the upcoming events in particular the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii and the September 27 World Tourism Day.

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http://dev.planeta.com/content-move-request

If you would like more responsibility and can help out with the move, that would be much appreciated.

Events

September 1-10 2016 World Conservation Congress, Hawaii #IUCNcongress
September 10 Closing nominations for the 4 winds recognition
September 25 Announcement of the 4 winds recognition
September 27 World Tourism Day
October 17-20 Habitat3 (United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development), Quito, Ecuador
November 8 Election Day (USA)
November 8 Responsible Tourism Day
December 2016 13th Convention on Biological Diversity (Cancún, México) #cbdcop13
2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
February 13-19 2017 Responsible Travel Week #rtweek17
March 22-26, 2017 Te Matatini Kapa Haka (New Zealand)
March 27-31, 2017 Open Education Week
July 2017 41st Session of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee #41whc
August 21 Total Solar Eclipse (USA)

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2016 Buzzword Bingo (as seen on Flickr)
Decarbonization, Election, Framework, Habitat3, Hyperloop, Linear TV, Pulses, Quiet, Personalize, Repair Café, Rolling Change, Virtuous Circle, Wayfinding, Wee Stories

Buzzword Bingo: bioblitz
Buzzword Bingo: rolling change
Buzzword Bingo: embedded tweets
Buzzword Bingo: Global Goals
Buzzword Bingo: anchor
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Buzzword Bingo: Ambicultural = People who celebrate both their own ethnicity and embrace different cultures
Buzzword Bingo: Super Bloom
Buzzword Bingo: Caucus


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Upgrade your world: How to integrate Web 2.0 tools in promoting Ecotourism from Aivar Ruukel on Vimeo.




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February 22 #PlanetaTalks Conscious, Eco, Responsible and Fun 2016
Talking points: ITB Berlin - News from TAPAS - 2017 - #IUCNCongress - #CBDCOP13


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Ongoing Responsible Local Travel in the USA #localtravelusa

Updates to #LocalTravelUSA ripple across the web with edits to pages including Austin, Flagstaff, Las Vegas and park pages including the Desert View Watchtower.


One of our social web challenges for Responsible Travel Weekis to learn how to make the most of live video and livestreaming. Bottom line if you want to make the most of the responsible travel movement, don't be a wallflower. We encourage those in the field to create your own videos, and if you can, share them live. There are plenty of options, including Periscope, what I'd call the app of the year! Tips: http://planeta.wikispaces.com/periscope .



Spotlight: Climate Change #COP21

Greetings to all paying attention to #COP21
November 30 - December 11 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP21 (Paris, France)



Biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples and the Social Web 2012

October 8-19 Hyderabad hosted the Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Planeta Founder Ron Mader facilitated the Global Workshop for Indigenous and Local Communities: Biodiversity, Tourism and the Social Web to engage CoP 11 participants and colleagues around the world with new networking tools that highlight indigenous and local community tourism services that conserve traditional culture and local biodiversity.
Summary on Ron's blog




Other fave wiki pages developed with editors are European Ecotourism, Māori Proverbs (Whakataukī), Swedish Lapland. Keep an eye on Greece!

2016 Handbook Anniversary - Transitions Abroad



2016 Anniversary: Oaxaca

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