Center for an Ecology-Based Economy

Resilient Communities Restoring the Earth


Help Us Build a Local Movement

Whether we choose to or not, Western Maine will eventually become part of a post-fossil fuel economy faced with the challenges of an increasingly unstable climate. We can, however choose to plan now, while resources are available, to transition to a more resilient and ecology based economy that provides for our perennial needs and celebrates the strength of our communities.


Join the Center for an Ecology-Based Economy to realize the dream of healthy, sustainable communities and achieve greater resilience to climate and resource instability. Only by working together and celebrating our diversity and collective knowledge, will we realize our greatest potential as a community and thrive well into the future.



February 6th, 2015

Art Opening:

Peter Herley,
Out of Gilead

6–8pm in The Commons




Design and Plants



Community Food Forest Alan Day Community Garden


See Progress


Alan Day
Community Garden

Working with ADCG, CEBE completed the first of it's four Indiegogo Campaign projects by building and installing a solar power station for gardeners to plug into to pump water for irrigation, run power tools and light the barn and tool shed. This has already helped make work on the site easier, which will help make the garden grow.

Food Security


This year Fare Share will host a screening and discussion of A Place at the Table in the Commons at


View the Trailer!


A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for the US, and that it could be

End of Fossil Fuel Video

View the sneak peak, rough cut video by John Howe that gives insight into the fossil fuel dilemma and how to start turning it around. We're launching CEBE Solar with John and will start the production of solar carts for farms, starting with Pietree Orchard. video –––>