Posted on December 11, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Dec. 11 — International Mountains Day
Dawn paints the Tenmile Range as a morning breeze blows mists across Dillon Reservoir.
SUMMIT COUNTY — To mark International Mountains Day, I skimmed the archives and pulled out a few favorite mountain scenes from Colorado and around the world. Learn more about why the UN chose this day to celebrate the mountain environment and mountain culture at this Summit Voice story. (more…)
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Posted on December 11, 2010 by Bob Berwyn
Aiming for sustainable global mountain culture and environments
There's a reason mountains are considered sacred in many parts of the world.
By Bob Berwyn
* Listen to some mountain voices
SUMMIT COUNTY — It’s International Mountain Day, as designated by the United Nations, and this year’s focus is on recognizing indigenous mountain people and cultures around the world, which leaves me wondering about our mountain communities in Summit County.
Most of us living here, even those few who are second or third-generation residents (I’m thinking about my son, who was born in Frisco), don’t really qualify as indigenous people, yet we are certainly a group apart, at least based on geography. Only a tiny percentage of the world’s entire population lives at this altitude, so that alone gives us some common ties with other mountain people.
According to the UN, the point of designating a day in honor of mountains is to highlight the threats faced by mountain communities, and also to acknowledge the invaluable contribution they can make towards overcoming the global challenges of hunger and malnutrition, biodiversity loss and climate change. (more…)
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Posted on December 10, 2010 by Bob Berwyn
Celebrate International Mountain Day, Dec. 11 2010
Mountains create weather, forcing air to rise and form clouds, that then deliver life-giving water, and they're also home to some of the world's oldest organisms like these bristlecone pines growing along the road toward the summit of Mt. Evans.
The blue and white diamond symbolizes the snow and ice that provides water for so many; the yellow circles represents the minerals that are mined in mountains, and the green represents mountain agriculture.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Saturday, Dec. 11, has been declared as International Mountain Day to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build partnerships that will bring positive change to the world’s mountains and highlands. This year’s International Mountain Day has a focus on mountain minorities and indigenous mountain people. I’ll post a story later with more detail information, but for now, celebrate the mountains with the morning photoblog. (more…)
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