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:
Growing Smarter: Achieving Livable Communities, Environmental Justice and Regional Equity
Robert D. Bullard Editor
Publication date: 2007
M. Paloma Pavel, EditorMIT Press, 2009