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Sustainable Cities: 3 Ways Cities Can Contribute to a Renewable Energy Future

Adnan Z. Amin | Posted 10.20.2016 | Green
Adnan Z. Amin

This week, global policy makers gather in Quito for the Habitat III Conference to reinvigorate the global commitment to the sustainable development of cities. Meeting every 20 years, the Habitat Conference will this year focus on setting a new Urban Agenda.

My Earthquake, My Soul, in Japan

Peter Van Buren | Posted 05.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Peter Van Buren

It took a very long time for things to get back to what even then we dubbed the new normal. No one understood how long it would take, and a sense of frustration set in, a sense of wanting it all to be over.

Ecuador Travel Tips

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 12.09.2015 | Travel
Elizabeth Gordon

I am an Africa specialist but even a committed Africa-phile needs a change of pace once in a while! In the spirit of exploration I spent two weeks vis...

Rural Leaders to Paris: With Innovation, the "Development vs. Climate" Dichotomy Is False

Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter | Posted 11.29.2016 | Impact
Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter

#EarthToParis : the "development vs. climate" dichotomy is false. We are connected, let's act connected.

Clean-Water Strategy in the World's Highest Capital

Gino Van Begin | Posted 09.16.2016 | Impact
Gino Van Begin

We need to think about transforming our cities and our infrastructure, along with our habits, our attitudes, and our entire approach to urban life. So now is a good time to ask: what are our grandest ambitions for our cities?

Ecuador Declares Emergency After Volcano Erupts Near Capital

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.03.2017 | World

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador’s president has declared a state of emergency over increasing activity in the Cotopaxi volcano near the capital of Q...

Millennials Exploring Social Exclusion With Pope Francis: God, the Internet and Disrupting Business

Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact
Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter

Why invite 40 millennials and not the top 40 CEOs? What sort of insight can we offer that the world's foremost academics on social inclusion couldn't? How can a heterogeneous group with diverse religious beliefs help shape a debate hosted at the center of the Catholic world?

Why Not Send Lonesome George on Tour?

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

At last week's New York unveiling of the mounted body of Lonesome George, the legendary Galápagos tortoise, the VIPs in attendance dismissed it as a silly idea: "George is a rock star, why not send him on tour?"

UN World Food Programme in Ecuador: Capturing Realities of Indigenous Rural Women

Nick Sexton | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact
Nick Sexton

Rural Ecuadorian women are saddled with domestic duties, in addition to the responsibilities of tending agriculture and living a rural lifestyle, which often entails withstanding domestic abuse and marginalization. Rural indigenous women in Ecuador experience a disproportionate amount of domestic violence.

UN World Food Programme in Ecuador: Strengthening Food Security through Ancestral Knowledge

Nick Sexton | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Nick Sexton

he United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in Ecuador is using ancestral knowledge (conocimiento ancestral) to effectively reduce the impacts of climate change by helping Ecuadorian people to successfully adapt.

Doing the Volcano Crawl: Getting High in Ecuador

Anne Z. Cooke | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Anne Z. Cooke

I'm embarrassed to admit it: I know more about the medieval history of England and France than I know about South America. Shameful, I know. These cou...

New Water Fund in Mexico for People and Nature

Mark Tercek | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

As the Latin American economy and population both expand -- and as climate change intensifies the water challenges that the region is already facing -- Water Funds are a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate that smart partnerships can lead to positive breakthroughs.

Experiencing a Coup On Vacation: Adventure Travel Runs Smack Into Real Life

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The army's recent intervention in Egypt, and the turmoil there, have brought memories surging back of a time in 2005 when I was on my way to a vacation in Ecuador and the Galapagos islands. World events chose that moment to intervene in my carefully made plans.

Quito's Strangest Museum Is Definitely Off the Beaten Path

Elyssa Pachico | Posted 07.20.2013 | Travel
Elyssa Pachico

For tourists who are visiting Ecuador and can't afford a trip to the Galapagos, the giant tortoise shell in Rodrigo Dueñas' recently opened science museum in downtown Quito is a good way to get close.

An American Tourist in Seoul

Julie Alvin | Posted 07.07.2013 | Travel
Julie Alvin

What was remarkable about the visit was how unremarkable it was. The lack of outward concern, the minimal departure from the daily routine, the refusal to stop traveling, reveling, shopping and dining -- this was as revealing as any protest could have been about life in South Korea.

Will Correa Assume Chavez's Role Leading Latin American Socialism?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.05.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

With Hugo Chavez having now passed, the question of who will inherit his legacy as the vanguard of 21st century socialism in Latin America is foremost in the minds of many.

The New Face Of Ecuador's Old City

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

Experiencing Quito is, in a word, a surprise; a revelation from start to finish. From its energetic, newly restored La Ronda district with its tiny, jewel-box arts and crafts shops, to its heart-stopping vistas from on high that rival the Amalfi Coast; from La Mariscal's non-stop party atmosphere to today's artisans and designers creating amazing works inspired by pre-Columbian times, Quito is quixotic, kaleidoscopic and, yes, surprising. It is, in fact, the quintessential travel experience we all seek.

Where Does Your Water Come From? (Hint: Nature)

M. Sanjayan | Posted 12.12.2012 | Green
M. Sanjayan

The Nature Conservancy just released a study that identifies drinking water sources for 493 cities across the globe, including the 27 most populated U.S. cities. The interactive web tool also reveals how these sources are being used, as well as their protection status.

Galapagos Islands: Dos and Don'ts

Kris LoPresto | Posted 10.01.2012 | Travel
Kris LoPresto

The islands are right smack on the equator, give or take a degree or two. The weather is usually a balmy 87 degrees, but it feels like it's 95 and the sun is relentless.

Forget Chain Hotels in Quito. Go Local with Cafe Cultura

Pam Grout | Posted 09.13.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

Working in Quito? Fine, stay at the Holiday Inn or the Marriott. But if you´re going to Ecuador as a tourist, as someone hoping to explore a differen...

CicLAvia Is What I'll Be Doing in LA This Sunday

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

The City of LA recognized in CicLAvia an opportunity to give Angelenos a taste of what LA can be like, at least for a bit, without cars. It will temporarily turn the streets over to those who deserve them the most. Us.

Ecuador's Coup That Wasn't

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel D. Hirst

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa was rescued last night from the Police Hospital in Quito after being held for over twelve hours by several hundred officers from the national police force.

Ecuador Gets Lesson in Trans Beauty

Advocate. | Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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A group of transwomen in Quito offered free beauty tips for an educational purpose....

Prince Charles heads to Galapagos Islands

Dygest.net Green | Dygest.net | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Prince Charles was to head Monday to the Galapagos Islands on the final leg of a 10-day South American tour highlighting his commitment to battling c...

Martians Land in Quito

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cecilia Alvear

Sixty years ago, on the night of February 12, 1949, the Martians landed in my hometown of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. I am here as a visitor to this now big city reminiscing.