Building sustainable, resilient communities will take long term thinking, listening, meeting, talking, planning, collaborating, and finally, acting. CEBE is action oriented. We have several projects completed or underway that demonstrate how an ecology-based economy can lead to community resilience and help restore the earth. While useful in and of themselves, they are hints at a more robust economy that will weather the challenges of climate instability and resource depletion, provide meaningful work, and create community health and wellbeing.


Below are actions that might lead us to that robust economy and celebrate the richness of our ecology and wisdom or our community. We are also working on a list of 100 Sustainable Businesses that could create jobs while providing for essential needs.


Taking meaningful action to move us towards sustainability and resilience will take a community wide effort. Please join us. We need your ideas, experience and vision.


  • Healthy Oxford Hills
  • Oxford Hills Wellness COLLABORATIVE
  • Western Foothills Land Trust
  • ACE Team
  • Alan Day Community Garden
  • Community Food Matters
  • Community Food Council
  • Fare Share Co-op
  • Norway Downtown
  • Town of Norway
  • Norway Downtown
  • Transition Oxford Hills
  • Books-N-Things
  • Bicycle Coalition of Maine
  • Maine Rural Partners
  • Permaculture Meetup
  • Resilience Hub
  • Sustainable Oxford Hills
  • Maine Farmland Trust
  • Community Food Strategies
  • Café Nomad
  • Norway Farmers' Market

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