Gunnison to Majkhali

Read blog posts, articles, and watch videos of students at Western State Colorado University's School of Environment & Sustainability trip to Majkhali, India. They seek to build a Sister Cities mountain partnership between Gunnison, CO and Majkhali, India to benefit society, environment, and economy as well as promoting stewardship of the land and zero waste, and strengthen resiliency in an ever changing environment. They are partnering with a non-profit organization Foundation for the Contemplation of Nature for accommodations and gathering knowledge on sustainable and resilient practices happening in India.     

  Shown left to right:   Josh, Haley, Ben, Allison, Diego, Dr. John and Sol, Ellen, Karen, Ajay, Elizabeth, Bailey, Paige, Jo, Lauren, Dalton, Gillian, Jake, Jack, Dr. Negi, and Brandon. 

Shown left to right: Josh, Haley, Ben, Allison, Diego, Dr. John and Sol, Ellen, Karen, Ajay, Elizabeth, Bailey, Paige, Jo, Lauren, Dalton, Gillian, Jake, Jack, Dr. Negi, and Brandon. 

Travel Blog

Follow updates and read about unique experiences and key findings from the Global Citizens traveling to India. The group has observed and listened to resilient communities from trekking through the Himalayas to farming the fields of Majkhali as well as collaborating with the Foundation for the Contemplation of Nature.   

 Small streams have a big influence on our lives.  

Small streams have a big influence on our lives.  

Watch video

Learn about the Mountain Resiliency 397 course and the Gunnison-Majkhali sister cities partnership through Sister Cities International as well as the importance of headwaters communities and understand the goals, purposes, and studies for traveling to the Himalayas. Watch Dr. John Hausdoerffer and others explain their perspective on the trip.

 Brandon McNamara, Western State Colorado University student in the  Masters in Environmental Management  program intends on leading the group in his self designed class 'Mountain Resiliency 397'.

Brandon McNamara, Western State Colorado University student in the Masters in Environmental Management program intends on leading the group in his self designed class 'Mountain Resiliency 397'.

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Telluride Inside covered the mission and details regarding the mountain resiliency course and the newly formed Mountain Resilience Coalition that empowers communication networks, expert research, and get-it-done project collaboration across cultures.