communication strategies for an interwoven world


The mission of Earth House Center, in Oakland, California, is to build healthy, just, and sustainable communities through education, training and multimedia communication tools. Earth House was founded in 1990 by Dr. Margaret Paloma Pavel and currently conducts local, national and international projects in a variety of print and visual media.



Building a national alliance to restore
opportunity in the Gulf Coast region.

Earth House has worked with a series of environmental sustainability groups in the Pacific Rim, including Cambodia and Japan, and in the US supporting organizations working on issues of health, justice, education, legal services and metropolitan development. Earth House media projects link communication, technology and social advocacy. Dr. Pavel’s educational background includes graduate study at Harvard University and the London School of Economics.


Permaculture garden at Earth House Center


   Announcing a book series with MIT Press…

Sustainable Metropolitan Communities Books A book series from MIT Press, co-edited by Robert Gottlieb (Occidental College) and M. Paloma Pavel (Earth House). SMC Books explores, documents and supports patterns of metropolitan development designed to alleviate the concentration of poverty and conserve natural resources. Launched in 2005, the series includes:


 



 

New Village Press announces
Carl Anthony book:
The Earth, the City and the
Hidden Narrative of Race

 

Carl Anthony

 

In this work, Carl Anthony shares his perspectives as an African-American child in post-World War II Philadelphia; a student and civil rights activist in 1960s Harlem; a traveling student of West African architecture; and an architect, planner, and environmental justice advocate in Berkeley. He contextualizes this within American urbanism and human origins, making profoundly personal both African American and American urban histories as well as planetary origins and environmental issues, to not only bring a new worldview to people of color, but to set forth a truly inclusive vision of our shared planetary future.  read more…

 



Climate Justice Book
July 2017 — now available in print and free PDF formats



Climate Justice: Frontline Stories from Groundbreaking Coalitions in California

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Earth House Horizon


Over the past two decades, Earth House has collaborated with a wide range of individuals and institutions to produce and enhance a significant body of books, videos and conferences. We invite you to review our projects and products with a focus on....

  • Tools for leadership and
    organizational development

  • Helping local organizations
    tell their story

  • Regional Equity
    collaboration projects

  • National learning networks

  • Global issues and alliances