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!



Rwanda, photo credit Emma Cosgrove.

Students who have just returned from the Rwanda Student Travel Study Program along with Vermont Folk Life Center's Ned Castle and Harwood teacher Steve Rand will discuss Rwandan history and recovery through stories, photography, and media projects. The afternoon will help to frame our understanding of the local-global connection between Rwanda and Vermont. We will learn what our students do there, how they contribute to the Rwandan communities they visit, and what they take away from their experience.


Maude Barlow
Maude Barlow, photo credit Clinton
Global Initiative / Adam Schultz.

The world is running out of fresh water. This is the greatest threat to the future of people and the planet. Maude Barlow will explain the origins of the crisis and offer a plan for recovery based on four principles toward a water secure future.

Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch. She serves on the executive of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature and is a Councilor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council.



Miss the last Forum?

We do our best to video every event we present.
1. Watch GMGF Events on MRVTV in the weeks following an event. View schedule information.
2. See recent events at GMGF's Vimeo channel.
3. Contact us for a disc — we may be able to loan you a copy from our DVD library of events.