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MUM to offer Hawaii Green Leadership Adventure: January 2014

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10 July 2013

Maharishi University of Management is offering a number of opportunities to study abroad in the 2013-2014 academic year.

See related article: Maharishi University of Management, USA: Study Abroad programs planned for the coming academic year

One of the courses offered through the university's Global Learning program—known as MUM Global University—this coming year is:
∙ Hawaii Green Leadership Adventure: January 2014

Professors Lonnie Gamble and Ken Daley will explore traditional and modern ideas about sustainability in Hawaii. Topics include traditional settlement patterns before European contact, contemporary native Hawaiian issues, permaculture, the organic agriculture and small-farm movement, and renewable energy.

The course will include:
∙ lectures by the course leaders and a variety of guest speakers,
∙ site visits to farms and farmers' markets,
∙ visits with nonprofits involved in sustainable agriculture,
∙ visits to agriculture research facilities,
∙ visits to renewable energy sites and with entrepreneurs involved in renewable energy,
∙ visits to research facilities involved in renewable energy, and
∙ meetings with other leaders in the sustainability movement there.

The course will explore historic and contemporary Native Hawaiian issues through a stay at Aha Punana Leo Hawaii immersion school in Keaau and visits with Hawaiian elders and leaders in the Hawaiian sovereignty movement.

Students will also learn leadership and group dynamics through adventure sport (adventure sport could include surfing, stand up paddling, ocean kayaking, snorkeling, sailing, traditional Hawaiian navigation/voyaging canoe, and more) and by involving student teams in daily leadership and decision-making.

Participants will camp and cook their own meals, with a focus on cooking with local foods and tropical staples like taro and breadfruit.

Other programs offered during the 2103-2014 academic year include:
∙ Ethnobotany and Natural Building Study Abroad Program in Big Bend, Texas, and Costa Rica: Fall 2013
∙ Rotating University: India, February 2014

For more information visit MUM Global University on the Maharishi University of Management website.

Copyright © 2013 Maharishi University of Management

Global Good News comment:

A core principle of Maharishi University of Management's commitment to sustainability is described on the website for the MUM Sustainable Living degree program, regarding its focus on developing inner sustainability: ''We believe that developing sustainable businesses, societies, and communities is dependent upon those entities being comprised of highly developed individuals. . . . Sustainability is about creating a thriving world in which we lead rich, productive, and fulfilling lives—without depleting the environment or ourselves. To meet our responsibility to current and future generations, we must connect with our own inner nature. MUM's Consciousness-Based education and Transcendental Meditation technique expand your awareness and help you realign to act in harmony with nature.''

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