The Earthville Network is a global community of local initiatives to create a more compassionate and sustainable world.
It is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States and operates or collaborates with charitable programs in other countries through its affiliated projects. [Legal »]
Earthville's Mission & Strategy
Mission: To focus the power of human creativity and caring to forge a more compassionate and sustainable global village.
Strategy: Catalyze the development of people, places, and programs advancing our progress toward sustainability and harmony with solutions and models that are locally appropriate and globally replicable.
- People: Educate, train, and empower agents of personal and global transformation – the leaders and laborers who make positive change happen in their communities and in themselves.
- Places: Establish campuses, facilities, and community hubs for learning, service, research, healing, collaboration, and community-building. [Locations »]
- Programs: Provide a complementary selection of courses, workshops, service-learning opportunities, and other empowering experiences in support of holistic personal development and sustainable global development (because the two go hand-in-hand). [Programs »]
- Solutions: Research and develop practical solutions enabling low-impact, high-value living, drawing on both traditional wisdom and creative innovations.
- Models: All of the elements above (people, places, programs, and solutions) together comprise models for sustainable and compassionate living that we seek to incubate locally, refine through experimentation and collaboration, and then replicate globally by supporting locally appropriate adaptation of the models, recognizing the unique needs and resources of every person and community.
In other words: We "think globally and act locally" all across the planet, transforming our world one person and one community at a time. This is the meaning of our motto: Building community to heal our world, face-to-face and place-to-place.
That sounds great, but what do you actually do?
Here are a few examples to give you the flavor of Earthville's diverse charitable activities:
- We're establishing a sustainable development campus in the Indian Himalayas, which provides green jobs and education for local villagers and life-enriching service-learning opportunities for international students and volunteers. [Dharmalaya Institute »]
- We're supporting grassroots peacemaking initiatives for youth and adults in the Middle East and in the US. [Sulha Peace Project and Human Family Peace Project »]
- We're leveraging the power of film and music to support the preservation of traditional culture and village development in Vietnam. [Lotus and Lightning »]
- We're working to "green" the multi-billion-dollar action sports industry. [ASEC »]
- We document and produce inspiring traditional and contemporary music from around the world and share it through our nonprofit record label. [CreatioNation »]
- We help emerging social entrepreneurs with promising ideas launch and incubate their charitable projects. [The Earthville Umbrellavator »]
- We link all these projects (and others) together in a web of mutual support in which cross-pollination and other synergies can flourish (hence the "Network" part of our name).
We're also working toward a long-term vision for altruistically-oriented ecovillages and urban service-learning institutes across the globe, and several other inspiring initiatives. For more information on Earthville's charitable projects and programs, see our What We Do page and our Programs page.
We welcome you to explore our website to learn more about Earthville's charitable activities around the world. You can read the latest updates in our news section. If you would like to get involved as a volunteer, the place to start is our volunteer page. If you would like to know how you can support Earthville's work, please visit our giving page. And if you would like to become a "Citizen of Earthville" (a member of the Earthville community), drop by the "Earthville Embassy" to sign up.