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A stream of articles related to the lifestyles of people aspiring to improve themselves, their communities and our world.

Foundations filled

Rocking the Foundations: Dharmalaya Institute Reaches Ground Level

Earthville’s Dharmalaya team is happy to report the completion of the foundations for the Dharmalaya Institute, an eco-friendly service-learning campus in the Indian Himalayas. The Institute is being constructed in a style based upon the traditional vernacular architecture of the area, known as “Kangra style,” using eco-friendly materials and non-mechanized building methods…

Terraces

Planting Seeds of Sustainability

Earthville’s Dharmalaya team is planting seeds, literally and figuratively, for a new sustainable village development project in the Himalayas. In the tiny, tranquil town of Bir, about three hours by road from the Tibetan exile capital of Dharamshala, the coriander and green beans have begun to sprout in the new organic garden in front of Dharmalaya’s new HQ…