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North America

Call for Proposals: Conference on Forests for People, Outdoor Recreation Conference

Joint Educational Forum

The two conferences - 2013 National Outdoor Recreation Conference and the IUFRO Conference on Forests for People - are accepting submissions of proposals for presentations and posters.

 

O.A.R.S. Founder, George Wendt, to be Honored at 2012 California River Awards

River running pioneer commended for environmental and culturally responsible outfitting

 

Global Sustainable Tourism Leaders and Community Stakeholders to Gather in America's Pioneering Green Destination, Monterey, California

California prepares to roll out the "green carpet" to welcome over 400 international delegates who are champions of sustainable tourism, and to showcase its progressive sustainability initiatives, from alternative energy to organic wines.

 

Harvard University Renews Commitment to Sustainable Tourism Education

Burlington, VT, July 30, 2012 – Harvard University Extension School (HUES) has renewed its commitment to educating students worldwide in the field of sustainable tourism in 2012. Megan Epler Wood, Core Faculty Member of the Sustainability and Environmental Management program, will lead her course for a third year both on campus and as a distance digital classroom worldwide September-December 2012.

 

Real Hospitality Group: The US First Hotel Management Company to Sign the Child-Protection Code of Conduct

From left to right: RHG Chief Operating Officer Rick Day, Congressional Representative for NY-14 Carolyn Maloney, ECPAT-USA Executive Director Carol Smolenski (Photo by ECPAT-USA)

 

Center of the Earth: In Memory of Chief Randy Kapashesit, Moose Factory Island, Ontario

By David L. Andersen

 

In memory of Chief Randy Kapashesit of Northern Ontario, who passed away at a much too early age this past week.

 

In Memory of Chief Randy Kapashesit of MoCreebec Council of the Cree Nation

The following message was written by TIES Advisory Board member Rick MacLeod Farley, who has worked with Chief Randy Kapashesit and known him personally. By sharing Rick's message, we hope to honor Randy's life and legacy, and to share some of Randy's wisdom and inspirations, which some of us have been fortunate enough to have experienced first hand. The entire team of TIES wishes to send our condolences to Randy's family, friends, Cree Village Ecolodge team and everyone in the community of MoCreebec.

 

O2 Planning and Design Receives the NARRP National Recreation Leadership Award

The National Association of Recreation Resource Planners (NARRP) annual awards recognize outstanding accomplishments by individuals, agencies, and organizations in the field of recreation resource planning and management. The NARRP Board of Directors presented seven awards in three categories at their annual conference that was held April 16-20, 2012 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Arviat Community Ecotourism Initiative: Creating a Local Tourism Economy and Pride in Culture in a Remote Inuit Community

Qaggiqtiit Cultural Performance Group

 

By Mike Robbins, Partner, the Tourism Company and Project Manager for the Arviat Community Ecotourism initiative

 

Hawaii Island Retreat Eco-Boutique Hotel Featured on Green Lodging News

Hawaii Island Retreat's eco-boutique hotel and spa is a place of intentional peacefulness, set among towering evergreens and ocean breezes along Hawaii Island's North Kohala coast. Here, you can relax and unwind on 50 acres of gardens, wild groves, and ancient valley trails.

 

VolcanoDiscovery Hawai`i: Connecting with the Heartbeat of Hawai`i's Big Island

Phil is the manager of VolcanoDiscovery Hawai`i, leading a five-person team of local specialist guides currently operating from an office in his off-grid house.

 

By Ayako Ezaki (The International Ecotourism Society)

 

Art & Gator Magazine and Tours

New print and digital magazine will feature upscale Florida outdoor and cultural themes

 

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