February 2016 Calendar: Long Pine Key Nature Trail, Everglades National Park @evergladesnps

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Better travel for a better world. On this wiki we spotlight stories of local events, responsible travel, slow travel, ecotourism and conscious efforts to make the world a better place. Many, many thanks to our editors.

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 sharing your own work.

How can I support this work? Contact Ron Mader.

What's next? Check out the upcoming events.

Happening Now: One of our social web challenges for Responsible Travel Week #rtweek16 is to learn how to make the most of live video and livestreaming. I'd also encourage those in the field to create your own videos, and if you can, share them live during RT Week (February 8-14). There are plenty of options, including Periscope, what I'd call the app of the year! Tips:http://planeta.wikispaces.com/periscope ... On YouTube we will schedule some small group hangouts for real-time conversation.

Bottom line if you want to make the most of Responsible Travel Week ... don't be a wallflower. Perhaps you have questions or solutions, just let us know with the‪ #‎rtweek16‬ hashtag. Learn some technical skills AND get out into your community.

Ron's workshops are scheduled on demand. If you want to learn how to use the social web and you think we can assist, register today. Need to strengthen digital literacy skills? Ron can help. There is a small charge.

Workshop21: World Travel Directory
Taller21: Directory of Spanish Language Schools

This summer we are collaborating with Native Innovation -- see sharing cultures -- are updating our Learning Resources and Re-imagining Education. Updates to #LocalTravelUSA ripple across the web with edits to pages including Austin, Flagstaff, Las Vegas. Other fave wiki pages developed with editors are European Ecotourism, Māori Proverbs (Whakataukī), Swedish Lapland. Keep an eye on Greece!


Ongoing Responsible Local Travel in the USA #localtravelusa
January 31, 1130am Las Vegas, 1230pm Oaxaca, 230pm New York City #UsaTuVoz = Use Your Voice Hangout
February 4 Native Innovation Hangout (also see Native Innovation)
February 8-14 Responsible Travel Week #rtweek16
February 11 Responsible Travel Week Hangout with Ecoclub
March 7-11, 2016 Open Education Week #openeducationwk
April 13-15 Nevada Recreation & Park Society, Las Vegas
May 22 Biodiversity Day Hangout
June 5 World Environment Day
July 18 World Listening Day
April 4-10 International Dark Sky Week #IDSW2016
August 8-14 Indigenous Peoples Week 2016 #ipw6
September 2016 World Conservation Congress, Hawaii
September 27 World Tourism Day
December 2016 13th Convention on Biological Diversity (Cancún, México) #cbdcop13

2016 Handbook Anniversary - Transitions Abroad

2016 Anniversary: Oaxaca



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Buzzword Bingo: Pay What You Want (PWYW)
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Buzzword Bingo: Red Peak, aka #RedPeak
Buzzword Bingo: Nizhóní = That is beautiful = Bonito (Diné)
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But First Coffee! (Ceramic Cup by William Clark) @techKialo @NativeInnovate @navajoarts
Travel is not a reward for working, it is education for living @BlackSheepInn
You don't have tourists in your house. You have visitors. - Hugo Antonio Santiago @TeotitlanDValle


Responsible Tourism Day Hangout

Spotlight on Indigenous Peoples Week (Aug 3-9)
Indigenous Peoples Week is co-hosted by Planeta.com, Nutti Sámi Siida, TIME Unlimited and The Travel Word. Participation is free and open to all. This is our fifth annual celebration of social web storytelling about Indigenous peoples and tourism around the world. Hence our #IPW5 hashtag on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

Indigenous Peoples Week leads up to August 9 -- the United Nations’International Day of the World's Indigenous People. Conversations have already begun. Please let us know how you would like to be involved. Participating in Indigenous Peoples Week Week can be as simple or involved as you like. Pay attention to #IndigenousDay on August 9 and you might find yourself celebrating every day of the year.

Monday 1130pm Las Vegas / Tuesday, 4pm Adelaide (full)

Tuesday, 1130pm Las Vegas / Tuesday, 4pm Adelaide (full)

Thursday 1130pm Las Vegas / Tuesday, 4pm Adelaide (full)

Friday, 12pm Las Vegas, 3pm La Paz, 9pm Kiruna (full)

Artwork / Cue Yourself

Travel is more than bums on seats, it's hearts that are engaged #rtweek15
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Upgrade your world: How to integrate Web 2.0 tools in promoting Ecotourism from Aivar Ruukel on Vimeo.


Spotlight: Climate Change #COP21

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

Flashback: Biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples and the Social Web

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