Support PEPY in the Geotourism Challenge!

Posted on: April 18, 2008 Posted by: Kaia Smith Comments: 0

Support PEPY in the Geotourism Challenge!

Hello PEPY People!

We need your help!

We are very excited to be entrants in the National Geographic Ashoka’s Changemakers Geotourism Challenge: Celebrating Places, Changing Lives. This is a global competition to recognize innovators in geotourism, defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of the place being visited – its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents. Ashoka has created this competition so that it awards $5,000 to the entrant with the highest number of on-line comments and votes, but perhaps the more exciting part about this is the feedback and exposure PEPY can get from critical eyes in the responsible tourism world.

The more comments that we have on our page, the more exposure we will get through this site, and the more discussions will be spurred which will help us improve the impact of our programs here in Cambodia. If you have a few minutes, please visit our page and write a few sentences about what PEPY means to you or has done for you – or what you’ve seen PEPY do for Cambodia. You could tell a story, make a suggestion to PEPY, talk about sustainable tourism, or put anything you want to say about your PEPY experience out there for the world to see!

This contest will introduce us to all kinds of people working in similar fields of development who can teach us how to do our work even better! Your comments and discussions on this site can give our work a great boost and we hope we would even have a chance to win one of the grants – but that is only possible if all you PEPY people visit this site and support us. Please comment on our page if you believe in PEPY!

Thank you very much for your help!

The PEPY Ride Team