Who we are

We are residents of the Bainbridge Island and Camano Island communities who are concerned for the planet and engaging in grass-roots organizing to make a difference.

We are artists, writers, scientists, economists, visionaries, professors, and former peace corp members.

It is our mission to refrain from thinking of what we should be doing, and move into action – both in thoughts and deeds – to make our planet and humanity a better place.

We hope you will join us on this endeavor.


When visitors submit stories on the site we collect the data shown in the submission form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

When you submit a story, you are giving us a license to display your story and image on the art4earth site. You retain copyright to your story and any images that you created.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or submit a story, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you a story, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve stories.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have submitted a story, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor submitted story may be checked through an automated spam detection service.