- Indiana University Bloomington
- University of Texas at Austin
Ron's work catalyzes meaningful conversation and action about environmental conservation, ecotourism, responsible travel and peacemaking. His professional focus on ecotourism and responsible travel go back to research conducted in Costa Rica in 1989. In 1994 Ron launched Planeta.com, the web's first site dedicated to ecotourism and responsible travel.
Ron has facilitated numerous seminars online and in the natural world and has won many awards, including recognition from the Mexican government for exemplary coverage of Mexico. Presidents Fox and Zedillo presented Ron with the Lente de Plata Award in 1999 and 2002. In 2010 he won the Innovation Award from the International Ecotourism Society.
Ron is also the ecotourism and responsible travel contributing editor for Transitions Abroad.
- Transitions Abroad1998 - present
- Planeta.comFounder, 1994 - present
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