A crash course in changing the world.
An emergency dark site is a web site that sits, ready, but not seen, until activated.
It contains crucial information to help individuals thrive and survive during even the worst crises.
For a dark site to really be effective, it has to be prepared BEFORE crisis hits.
How do I design a dark site?
Find out what to put on your dark site with this online guide: The Emergency Dark Site Tool Kit. Even if you've never created a web site before, you can learn to prepare a simple dark site with this step-by-step guide.
What kind of emergency should I focus on?
Pick any crisis your part of the world might face -- a flu pandemic, an earthquake, a deadly heat wave, a food shortage, an oil crisis, riots or protests, a transportation crisis, or even an "all flights cancelled" crisis.
Research the emergency and determine what information and resources people might need during the crisis. Gather up as many tips and resources as you can. For example:
Can I collaborate with others?
Yes! It's your choice: Build your own site, or collaborate with other EVOKE agents to build a dark site together.
Where can I build and host my dark site for free?
If you have a Google account, you can use the free Google Sites platform. Simply follow this step-by-step guide: How to create a free Google Dark Site.
HINT: After you click "Create a new site", search for the templates for "Public Health Emergency Template" or "All Hazards Emergency Template" for the easiest way to build your site.
Design your own emergency dark site, for any kind of potential future crisis. Post a screenshot photo of your site, and share a link in the photo description. If you work with a team to build your site, be sure that all team members post their own links and log their own evidence, in order to light up their mission rune.