About the Earthville Website


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You can try using the search field at the top of the right column of every page.

You can also browse our sitemap.


Acknowledgements for Contributions to the Earthville Website

The Earthville website is an ongoing team effort and labor of love.  It was developed with the generosity of volunteers, donors, and pro bono support from private institutions.


Design & Development

Kensho Creative Logo

The concept, graphic design, and programming of the Earthville website (earthville.org) was provided by Kensho Creative.

Earthville Emblem

Earthville emblem design by Mark Wagner of Hearts & Bones Studio.



The Earthville website features the photographs of multiple photographers, used by permission. See copyright notice.


Open-Source Software

The Earthville servers run on free and open-source software (various flavors of GNU-Linux: CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu).


The main Earthville website (earthville.org) is powered by WordPress, a very flexible open-source content management system (CMS).


Website Hosting & Internet Services

The Earthville servers are spread across the cloud to serve you better, thanks to the generous support of two companies: A Small Orange and DreamHost.

The main Earthville website (earthville.org) is hosted on a Cloud VPS at A Small Orange, and we love that their webhosting is very eco-friendly — it’s carbon-negative since they offset 150% of their carbon emissions with green energy credits.

Green Web Hosting by DreamHost.

Carbon-neutral hosting for some of Earthville’s smaller project sites, blogs, and wikis is generously donated by DreamHost.  They provide convenient “1-click” installers for popular web apps, as well shell access for developers and useful control panel functionality for everybody else. We also register most of our domain names with DreamHost because they’re affordable and easy to manage.

You can help us pay the balance of our hosting and domain registration bills by donating directly to our DreamHost account.

Donate toward our web hosting bill

Win-win opportunity for affordable web hosting: If you need hosting for your own website, you can sign up with any of the three providers mentioned above, and Earthville will receive a credit when you sign up.


Previous Incarnations

The previous version of the Earthville website (2010-2013) was coded by Effortless Effort. Thanks for your years of service!



The Earthville website is published under a copyright policy that allows for certain kinds of noncommercial use of textual elements from the website, yet prohibits the use of digital media (such as photos, graphics, audio, video, etc.) without permission in writing. For details, see our copyright notice.

Heartfelt thanks to all who have contributed to the website!


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