Mountain Sentinels Fellow Gives Back in Banda, Rwanda

Thadee Uwimana, RN, BScN, MPH(s) Partners In Health, Rwanda www.pih.org Global Health Corps Fellow www.ghc.org Mountain Sentinels Fellow 2020-2021 “I did not choose social justice; it chose me." The minute I saw people starving, threatened, and crying was the moment my heart shed tears. It was love that brought me into their shelters, where I [...]

By |2021-03-08T13:09:43-07:00March 8th, 2021|Categories: FellowsNews, Mountain Sentinels Blog|Tags: , , |

Fellows in the News

This is a translation of an article written about our Mountain Sentinels 2020-2021 fellow, Vidal Rondán. The original article can be found at the bottom of this blog post.  Teacher promotes important communication and education project: "Mountain school with access to virtual education in the context of Covid-19"   Local educator pushes important project for [...]

By |2021-02-03T10:23:24-07:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: FellowsNews, Home Page Featured, Mountain Sentinels Blog|Tags: , , |

Around the World in Two Zoom Calls: Our Inaugural Fellows Meetings

Sam Hulsey | Huaraz, Ancash, Peru | Representing nine countries, ten mountain ranges and spanning eleven time zones, the Mountain Sentinels Fellowship Cohort (2020-2021) came together in late October for the very first virtual gathering of the fellowship year. As part of the program, fellows have the opportunity to meet once a month to engage [...]

By |2020-11-03T03:26:50-07:00November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Mountain Sentinels Blog|Tags: , |

Introducing Mountain Sentinels’ 2020 Fellows

We poured over 53 different applications before we narrowed it down to the 16 winners. Our fellows all are stakeholders in mountain communities around the world. Hailing from Uganda, Tajikistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nepal, the United States, Myanmar, Cameroon Rwanda, and Peru, these fellows are here to make a real change in their COVID-19-impacted communities.

By |2020-10-01T03:13:00-06:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Mountain Sentinels Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mountain Communities of the Indian Himalaya

By Aubrey Schoff, Western Colorado University, USA & Kuldeep Joshi and Prikyanka Adhikari, G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment, India  “If we [do] not follow the rule [to] stay at home, COVID-19 [will] affect me, my family, and Majkhali. Prevention is better [than a] cure so stay home…stay healthy” said Shivani Adhikari, a 20-year-old [...]

By |2020-06-26T09:17:22-06:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: Home Page Featured, Mountain Sentinels Blog|Tags: |

Coronavirus, Copper, and Community Response in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca

Sam Hulsey | Huaraz, Ancash, Peru | As COVID-19 grabs the spotlight on all major news outlets around the world and the US becomes the emerging epicenter of a global pandemic, Andean communities are racing to reduce the risk of a major outbreak that would all but overrun an already ill-prepared public health system. The [...]

By |2020-06-26T08:45:38-06:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Home Page Featured, Mountain Sentinels Blog|

Reflections on Mountain Day at the American Association of Geographers

By Cara Steger   --  Our second annual Mountain Day took place on April 5, 2019 at the American Association of Geographer’s Annual Meeting. We had a full day of presentations and small group discussions around “Mountain Futures” that stretched across countries, continents, and academic disciplines, and we continued the conversation over tasty snacks and [...]

By |2019-10-02T21:50:57-06:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Home Page Featured, Mountain Sentinels Blog|

Avalanches, earthquakes, protests …. and cherry blossoms??

We recently experienced the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere.  Yet, here in Colorado, the mountains are still blanketed in deep, life-sustaining snow.  We also recently witnessed what has been called an “historic-sized avalanche” and a “landscape-changing event” in the Colorado Rockies, with an avalanche occurring just outside of Aspen that was over a mile [...]

By |2019-03-29T21:44:33-06:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: Home Page Featured, Mountain Sentinels Blog|

Thinking Mountains Interdisciplinary Summit Brings Together Diverse People and Programs around Shared Concerns for Mountains

In the midst of an early October snowstorm, academics, practitioners, writers and educators made their way to the famous northern town of Banff, nestled in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains.  Some people made it to Banff before the snows began.  Others, like me, got stuck on the highway for an hour or so as trucks [...]

By |2019-03-27T09:10:01-06:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Home Page Featured, Mountain Sentinels Blog|

Mtn Clim Reflection: Anticipating Climate Change Impacts in Mountains

By Isabella Oleksy  --  Many mountainous regions are warming faster than the global average, including the western United States. Ecosystems are changing in response to multiple environmental stressors such as drought, beetle outbreaks, dust deposition, and changing snowpack, some of which are exacerbated by climate anomalies and global change in general. Disentangling the effects of natural [...]

By |2018-12-05T01:53:13-07:00November 28th, 2018|Categories: Home Page Featured, Mountain Sentinels Blog|