The goal of the Green Mountain Global Forum is to promote greater
awareness and understanding of global issues by bringing knowledgeable
and thought provoking speakers to the Mad River Valley. We hope to
encourage higher levels of public concern and involvement, foster
connections in the community and a sense of solidarity with the outside
world, and inspire change and action.
We strive to appeal to a wide audience of our Vermont community,
keeping all presentations free and open to the public and welcome
the support and participation of the community. For directions to
venues see below right.
Please join us at our next event!
Living in the mountains of Vermont can seem a long way from the problems of the world. Yet we all understand the impact global events can have on us locally, from climate change to the costs of war. We also know the importance of being informed, staying engaged, and taking action.
In 2013, we brought six events that helped us better understand the world beyond, as well as events that highlighted local answers and personal change. Some events also featured organizations that are working to make a change, giving our audience a path for taking action. For 2014 and beyond, we have many topics in various stages of development including drones– the good, the bad, and the ugly– the SAFE Drug Movement, conflict resolution, surveillance and privacy, educational systems that work, gun control, scorecard on global aid, and much more. All of our events are filmed for broadcast on community television, and most are available on DVD and are available by request. Going forward we will be posting video online at Vimeo for easy web streaming at your convenience. Stay tuned!
We welcome the involvement of the community. Many speakers in the past have come to us as a result of collaborations with individuals and organizations. We only fundraise when we have to, so we are not sending out fundraising letters this year. However, donations are welcome any time, and/or you could sponsor a topic or specific event. We rely on the support of many individuals and community businesses. Let's talk!