Posts Tagged ‘Vermont International Festival’

MSI’s Web/Online Changes


By D.R. Richards

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It’s a beautiful day. I should be spring skiing at Mt. Sunapee, but we’ve been making some new additions to the website, and this blog. We’ve added Facebook and Twitter icons on various pages, and reintroduced online forms on our Contact and Fair Trade and Donation pages. We’ve also made it easier to find the Fair Trade Page by adding a link to the main pages. We’ve migrated this blog to as of today, so our address is slightly different but you can still reach us at the old address.

Our Booth, I'l Festival, VT Getting the word out.

Getting our name out there is almost as important as fundraising and continuing to offer safe, meaningful programs. While our heart is in the mountains, we’ve stayed indoors to get these important features added to our site.  Keep track of our Facebook page, we’ll be using that as our online photo album for various programs, past and present.  Now to go hear Greg Mortenson tonight…

Interview with Woman from Bhutan


Punyma Taha from Bhutan was a vendor recently at the 17th Vermont International Festival in Burlington, Vermont, USA.  She shares a bit about her life in the USA and how she came to live in Vermont. Her booth was next to  our Mountain Spirit Institute booth, and we had chatted a bit, so when we asked her if she would be willing to be interviewed for this blog, she gladly accepted the offer.

Vt International Fest: Founder


R. Richards interviews the founder of the 17-year Vermont International Festival

Tibetan, Indian Women Interviewed


R. Richards interviews Women from Tibet, India at Vermont International Festival
These two wonderful woman, one from Tibet and the other, from India were fellow vendors at the Vermont International Festival.  Click on the video below to learn more about them.

17th Vermont International Festival


Mountain Spirit Institute just attended the 17th Annual Vermont International Festival. Here’s a quick video overview, with some great music from Uganda. Stay tuned for some more video footage of the festival. Spread the word about this great event.

MSI to Participate in VT International Festival

Vt I'l Festival Logo

DEC 4-6 Burlington VT

Mountain Spirit Institute will be attending Burlington Vermont’s International Festival on December 4th-6th. MSI will have a booth explaining the mission and programs of the organization. In particular, the Peruvian/USA Music Exchange with the Cusco band Chimu Inka, that was so popular in 2008 will be featured at the booth. Also our Peru and New Zealand programs will be presented, where visitors will have a chance to find out more about going on an MSI program in those countries or here in the U.S.  MSI will also have Peruvian Fair Trade products and Chimu Inka CD’s and instruments for sale to help raise funds for their return, and to fund other MSI programs as well.

The Festival has been running for over fifteen years, and according to Amanda Richards, the organizers of the event are excited to have Mountain Spirit attend the festival. We look forward to being there as well!