Planeta.com Presents 2010 Colibri Ecolodge Award to Verena Gerber in honor of World Environment Day
OAXACA DE JUAREZ, MEXICO -- As part of the global celebration of World Environment Day, Planeta.com presents the tenth annual Colibri Ecotourism Award in the form of our first Colibri Ecolodge Award to Verena Gerber.
ABOUT THE COLIBRI AWARD
Colibri means 'Hummingbird' in Spanish and in 2010 the Colibri Award celebrates its tenth anniversary, making this one of the longest-running ecotourism awards. Previous winners include Steve Bridger, Gerhard Buttner, Hector Ceballos-Lascurain, Jorge Chàvez de la Peña, Fernando Garcia Aguinaco, Marlene Ehrenberg, Juan Carlos Ibarra, Pedro Martinez, Jennifer Morfín, Antonio Suárez and Francisco Verástegui. In 2010 Verena shares the spotlight with Colibri Ecotourism Award winner Allan Rhodes.
The winner of the award is selected by Planeta.com founder Ron Mader following consultation with previous award winners and colleagues.
Planeta.com presents the Colibri Ecotourism Award to those whose work in Mexico is exemplary and who share what they learn. Good ideas require good work to come to completion and good work needs to be documented so that lessons can be shared.
Nominees participate in the Planeta Forum, Planeta Wiki or contribute editorial suggestions for at least a year. Bonus points are given to those who participate on other websites and forums. This is part of Planeta.com's desire to create incentives for communication, collaboration and continuity, all vital elements in the development of responsible travel and ecotourism.