¡Soy HUNAB!/ Environmental education in Mérida, Mexico

HUNAB is training the next generation of environmentalists.

I’ve been working with HUNAB in Mérida, Mexico since 2006. It’s an organization that trains young peer educators, who in turn teach sustainable environmental practices to other children in their communities. Hope you will find the time to watch this video that I shot just a few weeks ago. In Spanish with English sub-titles.

Read the CSRwire editorial about HUNAB:  http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1617-grassroots-sustainability-education-for-children-in-mexico

Shot on Sony A65 and GoPro cameras


Morning in Chelem, Mexico

North coast of the state of Yucatan on the Gulf of Mexico

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Marsh bird/ Maryland, US

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Technology On My Back

Originally posted on edtechdigest.com:

A seasoned traveler gears up for education marketing with lessons to share.

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CREDIT Richard Lakin 18 rabbitsIn my youth, as an avid backpacker, I was a devotee of Colin Fletcher, who had walked the length of the Grand Canyon and wrote The Complete Walker, a book that significantly contributed to the wilderness adventure boom of the 1970’s. One of the things that I learned from him was that you could allow yourself any luxury on the trail, as long as you’re willing carry it up a mountain on your back, so I became that kind of backpacker. Rather than “do without,” I would carry whatever would make my wilderness experience more enjoyable regardless of the added weight. I had many great morning espressos in the forest because I carried one of those Italian stovetop espresso pots and a small folding chair to sit in while I drank…

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International Day/ Dubai Knowledge Village, UAE

Encountering an unexpected global dance party

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Today I was on a video shoot at the Dubai Knowledge Village campus. When I went to lunch, I walked into an international day celebration that one of the universities there was staging. There was food, traditional dress and, best of all, music from all over the region: Africa, Middle East, India, and Pakistan.

It occurred to me how unintimidating an iPhone camera is. If I had tried to use my pro video gear, I don’t think people would have played to the camera like some of them do in this video.


Apple strudel at 10,132 ft (3,089 M) Gornergrat, Switzerland

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Last Saturday morning, I took a walk in the mountains…

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Gornergrat is on the ridge of the Pennine Alps above the town of Zermatt. The Matterhorn (far right in the panorama photo below) attracts climbers from all over the world. Over 500 climbers have perished while attempting to climb it.IMG_1448


Einstein Kaffee/ Bern, Switzerland

This coffee shop is in the building where Herr Doktor Einstein lived in Bern. It’s a trendy place with exposed brick and a chi-chi crowd. The best part is it’s tagline: “relatively the best.”

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