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Earthville Citizen Lifestyle Blog

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

Saplings

Planting the Earthville Orchards: Earthville Establishes Carbon Offset & Green Jobs Program in India

The Earthville Network is pleased to announce the launch of the Earthville Orchards, a win-win-win-win opportunity for conscientious global citizens and responsible businesses to offset their carbon footprints for the year while creating green jobs for Indian villagers, helping to limit erosion of precious mountain topsoil, preserving biodiversity, and contributing to a harvest of a […]

Rajinder and Raju

Fueled by Kindness

So much in life can’t happen without the kindness of others, and this is especially true here in the Himalayas. In a “subsistence-plus” economy such as we have here in Himachal Pradesh, most villagers have enough land to feed their families, more or less, so they don’t necessarily need to work…

Foundations Waiting

A Passage Through India

A familiar sea of humans, cows, and three-wheeled auto-rickshaws… with some new features: People of all stripes gathering around giant outdoor projection screens to cheer every turn of the Indian athletes in the Commonwealth Games… Brand new Delhi Metro terminals, still not-quite-finished and already falling apart, teeming with hurried passengers…

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 […]