U.N. Internat'l Year of Sustainable Tourism
2017 is the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
Traveling to meet people of different cultures can halt our tendency to dehumanize, discount, or ignore people who are different than us.
Traveling also requires fuel and generates pollution - it must be done sustainably.
“Under the twinkling trees was a table covered with Guatemalan fabric, roses in juice jars, wax rose candles from Tijuana and plates of food — Weetzie's Vegetable Love-Rice, My Secret Agent Lover Man's guacamole, Dirk's homemade pizza, Duck's fig and berry salad and Surfer Surprise Protein Punch, Brandy-Lynn's pink macaroni, Coyote's cornmeal cakes, Ping's mushu plum crepes and Valentine's Jamaican plantain pie."
from Witch Baby, Francesca Lia Block, 1991
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