Monthly Archives: October 2008

Headlines from a Travel Newswire

The latest headlines from Travel Impact Newswire which tries to provide “unmatched, thought-provoking coverage of big-picture issues and trends that impact global travel and tourism”:

1. 20 MILLION COULD LOSE JOBS IN FINANCIAL CRISIS

2. TAX CREDITS OFFER CASH BOOST FOR U.K. SMEs IN HARD TIMES

3. INCOME INEQUALITY AND POVERTY RISING IN MOST OECD COUNTRIES

4. ASIA’S COASTAL CITIES MOST VULNERABLE TO CLIMATE CHANGE

5. CHINESE CITIES TOP 2008 U.N.-HABITAT AWARDS

6. SCIENTISTS CONFIRM OCEANS ACIDIFYING AT UNPRECEDENTED SPEED

7. SHIPYARDS, OWNERS AND OPERATORS AGAIN FACING TOUGH TIMES

8. DOWNTURN “WILL PUT PRESSURE ON U.K. PUBLIC SERVICES FOR YEARS”

9. REVENUE GROWTH SEEN AS GREATEST CHALLENGE BY ASIA PACIFIC AIRLINES

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Worldchanging celebrates their 5th

The sustainable solutions oriented blog Worldchanging celebrated its’ 5th anniversary yesterday. Responding to the changes currently affecting the American landscape the blog has decided to turn its’ attention to envisioning an environmentally and socially positive plausible future:

” If we are going to convince large numbers of people to embrace the kinds of creative, large-scale change sustainability demands, we need to offer them something more than scattered, loosely connected possibilities. We need to show them a new, brighter future, a plausible, inspiring, achievable — and sustainable — future towards which people can aim their aspirations. We need to invite people to abandon that sinking ship and swim for a future that works.”

This aligns with what the Transition Towns community also promotes in attempting to encourage more positive pro-activism among its constituencies. In an attempt to continue to inspire but also mobilize people Worldchanging is publishing Bright Green. The book intends to show that ‘transformation can be accomplished not in centuries or a number of decades, but in years, quickly enough that the model we create can spread around the world.’

Worldchanging also intends to put out a second edition of our first book, Worldchanging: A User’s Guide to the 21st Century and they plan a conference in North America in 2009. It is great to see that despite the financial gloom some groups are still aspiring to make the world a better place.

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