Sustainability Goals of River Bend Farm


Living Community Challenge

All construction and renovations will be completed according to the Living Community Challenge, "the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today." We will be the first organization in Maine and the first environmental education institution in the nation to accomplish this. Upon completion, we will be the greenest educational center in the country, allowing us to create a model sustainable community which acts as a prototype for others to aspire. The LCC Certification is comprised of performance areas called Petals, which can be seen by clicking on the image to the right:


Site Transition

  1. Land Acquisition

  2. Comprehensive Plan

  3. Dormitory Construction 

  4. Farmhouse/Barn Renovation