You've heard the saying, "Think globally, act locally." Well, we agree, and yet we also recognize that, with so much suffering in the world and a climate that is changing rapidly, there's a need to reach a little further – not to pitch a bigger tent, but a global circle of small tents. In this spirit, Earthville "acts locally" across the globe. We establish and support a diverse constellation of homegrown projects and programs around the world and link them in a web of mutual support in which cross-pollination and other synergies can flourish.
We Have You Surrounded: An Integrated Approach to Changemaking
Since the challenges we face today are complex, arising through many interdependent factors, they require holistic solutions. Accordingly, our interdisciplinary approach considers the whole picture, the whole person, and the whole problem to produce whole solutions.
Each of the projects below represents one piece of the puzzle. Since each project is mostly self-contained and autonomous, Earthville's organizational mothership doesn't suffer from taking on too much or losing focus. Rather, each of these individual projects concentrates on its own mission with its own dedicated team. In this way, we achieve the best of both worlds: the insight, relevance, cultural sensitivity, and nimble responsiveness of small-scale, local initiatives; empowered by the supporting infrastructure, relationship networks, and human diversity of a global-scale organization.
Following are the most significant of the Earthville Network's currently active projects: