Leading Beyond Green Leadership Institute

K- 12 Schools: Building the Future through Regenerative Learning and Practice 

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Learn about our Climate Action Accelerator Program for K-12 schools – now enrolling for fall 2024.

The Ecology School

The Leading Beyond Green Leadership Institute is hosted at the Ecology School at Riverbend Farm. Located in the pristine, rural location on the Saco River in Southern Maine, USA.

The Living Community Challenge

The Ecology School is the first organization in the world to submit a Master Plan for the Living Community Challenge, a building standard designed to create a symbiotic relationship between people and all aspects of the built environment.

NAAEE 2023 Conference: Leading Beyond Green: Hope-Filled Regenerative Climate Action in Schools

Interview: The Ecology School as a Living Community

Michèle Andrews, Executive Director at DoorNumberOne.org, enjoys a long conversation with Drew Dumsch who leads The Ecology School in Saco, Maine. Drew shares the story of The Ecology School, and the path they took to create a Living Community Challenge Master Campus Plan, the first in the world approved by the International Living Future Institute. They have also recently completed 2 Living Buildings, a new 200+ person dining hall with a fully electric commercial kitchen, and a 140+bed dormitory. The Living Building and Living Community are the most rigorous green building certifications in the world.

Drew Dumsch

Drew Dumsch

President & CEO, The Ecology School

Michèle Andrews

Michèle Andrews

Executive Director, DoorNumberOne.org & Program Lead for the CAAP