We begin filling in the development blanks with Ron Mader, the man behind the groundbreaking Planeta.com and a professional journalist. When founded by Ron in 1994, Planeta.com became the first website dedicated to ecotourism. Ron's work engenders and promotes action and debate about environmental conservation, responsible travel and peacemaking. Planeta.com features sustainable practices throughout the site and explores it in depth on the wiki.
The bold text below shows how Ron filled in the development blanks. We invite readers to fill in the blanks themselves by using the comment function below. While you are at it, why not respond to Ron's suggestion below as well? Here goes:
The new definition of development is growth that is integrated along economic, spiritual and social concerns.
As part of the development agenda, water is compartmentalized and not integrated into other sectors, leading to overall program failure for all!
As part of the development agenda, tourism is critical though poorly understood.
Continued or increased dependence on the automobile will lead to more pavement.
The population explosion will lead to more people.
The most likely millennium development goal to be achieved is having .001% of people knowing what the millennium goals are.
The most glaring thing missing from the development agenda is meaningful transparency from development banks and NGOs.
My favorite development success story is the one that will take place next year ... based on the work we are doing today.
The sentence I would like to see others complete is: I am having the most fun when I'm working with other people to _______________________.
My Favorite Development Media
Fiction book - Anything by Daniel Quinn
Non-fiction book - Expanding Our Now: The Story of Open Space Technology by Harrison Owen
Movie - Groundhog Day
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