What We Do: Earthville’s Projects & Programs

You’ve heard the saying, “Think globally, act locally.” We agree. Yet, we also recognize that, with so much suffering in the world and a climate that is changing rapidly, there’s an urgent need to reach a little further — not to pitch a bigger tent, but a global circle of local tents.

In this spirit, Earthville “acts locally” across the globe. We steward a diverse constellation of homegrown initiatives around the world and link them in a web of mutual support.

Connections:
An Integrated Approach to Personal & Global Transformation

Since the challenges we face today are complex, arising through many interdependent factors, they require holistic solutions. Earthville’s interdisciplinary approach considers the whole picture to engineer whole solutions for the whole person and the whole planet.

Earthville's Spheres of Activity

Best of Both Worlds: Local & Global

Each of the charitable 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.

Current Earthville Projects

Following are the most significant of the Earthville Network’s currently active nonprofit projects:

Earthville Education

Earthville EducationEarthville Education is long-term initiative to develop an innovative, integrated model of lifelong experiential education and service-learning for responsible global citizenship, sustainable thriving (for people and the planet), and holistic personal development.  › more

  • Dharmalaya Institute for Compassionate Living — An experiential learning campus in the Indian Himalayas devoted to education, service, and compassionate living, with a practical focus on sustainable village development, contemplative service-learning, immersive ecotourism, and preservation of traditional wisdom. Dharmalaya provides green jobs and vocational training for local villagers and life-enriching service-learning opportunities for international students and volunteers.   › more
  • Earthville Education Blog — Publishing ongoing explorations of education as a catalyst for the development of conscientious global citizens, healthy communities, and a more harmonious and sustainable world, and welcoming discussion among our readers and contributors.  › more
  • The Earthville Institute — A proposed US campus for experiential education for sustainable thriving, responsible global citizenship, and holistic personal development.  › more

Earthville Arts

Earthville ArtsEarthville Arts channels the great power of human creativity to create a more harmonious and sustainable global village through the arts, media and technology. Earthville Arts specializes in creative projects and events that inspire and delight while making a difference.  › more

  • Earthville Music — A pioneering nonprofit record label producing great music from across the globe and channeling proceeds to support artists and causes.  › more
  • Lotus & Lightning — A collaboration with the Vietnam Fund for Education, Music and Infrastructure that leverages the power of music and film to generate awareness and funding for cultural preservation and infrastructure development projects in Vietnam.   › more
  • Naked Mind — A documentary film exploring mindfulness and meditation in modern life  › more

Earthville Planet

Earthville PlanetEarthville provides a variety of opportunities for people who love our world to get involved with taking care of it — at home, abroad, and online.  › more

  • Action Sports Environmental Coalition (ASEC) — ASEC is a sustainability initiative to unite action sports athletes, business owners, and industry workers around our common interest of environmental conservation, preservation, and awareness — and, through education and networking, to green the multi-billion dollar actions sports industry.  › more
  • Dharmalaya Institute for Compassionate Living — An experiential learning campus in the Indian Himalayas devoted to education, service, and compassionate living, with a practical focus on sustainable village development, contemplative service-learning, immersive ecotourism, and preservation of traditional wisdom. Dharmalaya provides green jobs and vocational training for local villagers and life-enriching service-learning opportunities for international students and volunteers.  › more
  • Earthville Orchards: Carbon Offset & Green Jobs — Earthville Orchards is a win-win program enabling conscientious global citizens and responsible businesses to sponsor tree plantings in India to help reduce your net carbon footprint while providing employment for rural villagers that benefits their natural environment.  › more
  • Sustainable Thriving — Win-win solutions for personal and planetary flourishing.  › more

Earthville Action!

Earthville ActionEarthville provides a variety of opportunities for caring people like you to exercise responsible global citizenship by putting compassion into action — at home, abroad, and online. › more

  • Earthville Action Hero Blog — Timely action alerts, including online petitions you can sign with just a click or two, shout-outs to spread the word about important events and issues on your social networks, and other calls to action.  › more
  • Global Alliance for Interfaith Action (GAIA) — A community of caring global citizens with diverse backgrounds and beliefs (including the spiritual and the secular) who are united in our commitment to collaborate creatively to relieve suffering and increase harmony.  › more
  • Responsible Global Citizenship — A collection of essays and resources for citizens of the world answering the call to make a difference.  › more
  • Sulha Peace Project — A grassroots reconciliation program rebuilding trust between neighbors in Israel and Palestine (and the US) through events and workshops that facilitate deep human connections.  › more

The Earthville Umbrellavator

Earthville UmbrellavatorThe Earthville Umbrellavator is a charitable incubator for nonprofit projects closely aligned with Earthville’s mission and objectives. The Umbrellavator supports emerging social entrepreneurs with promising charitable project ideas to focus on what they do best (the actual service work) and leave most of the administration stuff to Earthville.  › more

  • ASEC Environmental Coalition — ASEC is a sustainability initiative to unite action sports athletes, business owners, and industry workers around our common interest of environmental conservation, preservation, and awareness — and, through education and networking, to green the multi-billion dollar actions sports industry.   › more
  • NADA India — NADA India is a charitable project supporting the education and training of acudetox (acupuncture-assisted detoxification) specialists to provide barrier-free treatment for stress reduction and chemical dependency in India.   › more
  • Open Dharma — Open Dharma is a collective of teachers and a diverse international community of seekers exploring teachings from different wisdom traditions to transform the lives of individuals, and through these individuals, to transform their communities and societies.  ›  more

Earthville Projects & Programs in Development

There’s always something cooking in Earthville. Want a glimpse of the horizon?  › Take a peek

Past Earthville Projects & Programs

For a stroll down Earthville’s memory lane, visit our past projects archive.

Get Involved

We welcome you to explore Earthville,  find your place within it , and add what only you can bring.

  1. Sign up: Drop by the “Earthville Embassy” page to become a “Citizen of Earthville.”
    →  Join
  2. Explore: Make your way around the Earthville website to discover what inspires you.
    →  Quick Tour  •  Stories  •  Resources for Global Citizens
  3. Participate: Connect with the Earthville community, online and on the ground.
    →  Social  •  Events  •  Volunteer  •  Participate
  4. Chip in: Give whatever you can to support our charitable work. Any amount helps.
    →  Give

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