From May 20 to June 13, Western State Colorado University's School of Environment & Sustainability (ENVS) will facilitate a "Mountain Resiliency" course in the Himalayas of northern India. The course was designed as a Western Master in Environmental Management (MEM) project by former MEM student Brandon McNamara, in partnership with Gunnison’s Coldharbour Institute. Two Coldharbour Fellows are going to further develop the partnership between Foundation for Contemplation of Nature and Coldharbour. Western professors Karen and John Hausdoerffer will join McNamara to co-teach the course with Ajay Rastogi from India's Foundation for the Contemplation of Nature, emphasizing sustainability efforts in the mountains of India and assessing how to cultivate more resilient mountain communities here in Colorado. MEM student Ellen Ross stated, "these mutually beneficial relationships will enhance opportunities in Gunnison and other mountain communities to learn from one another in our unique high-altitude environments." Sixteen Western students will bring back vital knowledge for building mountain-based resilience here in Gunnison, Colorado including high-altitude agricultural and alternative energy practices, sustainable architecture, and zero waste knowledge. The students will learn to work with minimal resources to lead a sustainable life built on social and ecological interdependence. Your contribution will go towards the travel costs for the students.