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Earthville Music is an artist-driven record label cutting positive grooves from across the planet, with proceeds supporting artists and charitable projects worldwide. Our artists are multi-talented global citizens who make great music while making a difference somewhere in the world.
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Dharmalaya Institute provides education and empowerment for compassionate living, with a practical focus on sustainable village development and contemplative service-learning. Dharmalaya offers volunteer opportunities, green building workshops, meditation retreats, and more.
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Earthville Orchards is a carbon offset and green jobs program enabling conscientious global citizens and responsible businesses to sponsor tree plantings in India. With a few clicks, you can reduce your net carbon footprint while providing eco-restorative employment for rural villagers.
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After the invigorating monsoon season, autumn is a natural time for reflective engagement as we return outdoors to work with the earth. Dharmalaya Institute’s autumn 2018 program season began with a five-day silent meditation retreat, led by mindfulness trainer Ellen van Iersel from the Netherlands, which set a contemplative tone. We then welcomed a lovely […]
The Earthville Network is pleased to announce the newest addition to our family of projects incubating in the Earthville Umbrellavator: The Spring Up Foundation is a UK-based charitable project established to support a peaceful and hopeful future in the Middle East by funding further education for Palestinian students.
Didi Contractor, a celebrated earthen architect and co-founding Professor Emeritus of the Internship in Vernacular Eco-Architecture at Dharmalaya Institute (a project of the Earthville Network in the Indian Himalayas), was honored with WADe Asia’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in natural building in the Himalayas, which has inspired countless architects in India and beyond.