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Villages Nature: Reinventing Sustainable Tourism Last Updated on 2018-01-31 14:23:29   Last October I was privileged along with my colleague Ms. Silvia Barbone, Founder of PM4SD (Project Management For Sustainable Development), and FEST Executive Director (Foundation European Sustainable Tourism) to attend the inauguration of Villages Nature. Silvia and I had visited the site while under construction last May and experiencing the opening of the resort was a unique and unforgettable experience. Following my first visit I wrote an article titled, ‘Villages Nature: A Potential Game Changer for Sustainable Tourism’ where I began to examine how Villages Nature was meeting the challenges defined in the science of the 9 Planetary Boundaries. I was very excited to attend the inauguration. The resort had already received recognition by UNEP as one of the most sustainable tourism resorts in the world so I was curious to learn more.  ... More »
Chief Phil Lane Jr Kicks off UN Lecture Series Last Updated on 2017-02-04 10:39:37 Chief Phil Lane Jr. will kick off the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability Lecture Series Wednesday February 8th 5:00 p.m. at the USF Patel Center. The lecture series is part of a series of events where the USF Patel College Blue Community Consortium will be celebrating the U.N. Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development.                               USF Patel College of Global Sustainability  Year of Sustainable Development Lecture Series   Sacred Lands Gathering   Chief Phil Lane teaching circle Saturday February 11, 2017 from 9-4 Prophecies, Unprecedented Global Change and an Emerging Global Civilization We are in the midst of global change unlike what most of us have every experienced. The theme of this timely... More »
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Lessons from Climate Change: Past & Present Last Updated on 2013-01-09 00:00:00 Join broadcaster, distinguished conservation biologist and author Dr Reese Halter as he discusses environmental wins from 2012. In order to fully appreciate the speed of climate change today Dr Reese will draw upon climate examples from the past. Colleges & Universities, Cities & Towns and Corporate America are helping to reduce our water and carbon footprints -- good news abounds ! The presentaton will include a review of the 12 Blue Community Strategies developed in collaboration with Walt Disney World for protecting our coastal habitat and marine environments.   This will include showing some of the videos Dr Halter narrated in a collaborative production of the USF Patel Collebe of Global Sustainability, Walt Disney World® Animal, Science, & Environment team, and the International Ocean Institute Waves of Change Blue Community initiative. In... More »
Global Healing receives URI Environmental Grant Last Updated on 2012-09-25 21:46:31   September 21, 2012, 1:19 PM Environmental Satellite Cooperation Circle Announces 2012 Environmental Seed Grant Awards     In the spirit of "Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Environment," the theme of this year's United Nations International Day of Peace, the Environmental Satellite Cooperation Circle announced the recipients of the 2012 Environmental Seed Grants on this year's Peace Day, Sept. 21. The Environmental Satellite CC is one of the United Religions Initiative's 550 member Cooperation Circles located around the world. The Environmental Seed Grants, now in their second year, are made possible through a gift from a California philanthropist committed to environmental protection and... More »