International Mountain Day!

Join us at Western Colorado University in celebrating International Mountain Day, December 11, 2019.

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Or join us remotely for these events:

United Nations Mountain Partnership meets with graduate students about the future of mountains

The future of mountains and how to bridge the gap between the global Agenda 2030 and local examples of implementation in mountain communities was at the heart of a meeting between the Mountain Resilience Coalition (MRC) and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS). The two groups shared about their missions, visions and projects, and brainstormed about how to strengthen relationships and exchanges among Mountain Partnership (MP) members to advance sustainable mountain development. Read more about the meeting.

See a short video about the United Nations Mountain Partnership presentation in Rome, Italy.

Learn more about the Mountain Resilience Coalition in this new movie.


Please join us for a series of “mountain resilience” films concurrent with the 2018 MountainFilm Festival.  We are calling the project “MountainFringe.”  It features films by WSCU professor Jack Lucido, videographer Kaard Bombe, and John D. Liu and many more.  See the attached MountainFringe Schedule3.


Telluride Institute’s Dan Collins plays VJ at the Ghost Town venue, Telluride, CO, May 25 – 28, 9 – 10:30 pm.