The Wild Earth Institute, Inc. is a tax-exempt, educational corporation based on the founding principles of the forty-seven (47) year old (1973-2020) Institute for Environmental Awareness, Inc. established to meet the needs of educational, community, and land protection for personal and planetary well-being. The University of the Wild is one of the components of the Wild Earth Institute.
WEI Board of Directors
Dr. Larry Buell, President
Anthony Brogno, Clerk
Barbara Melville, Treasurer
UofWild “Core Group”
Dr. Larry Buell, Founder
Anthony Brogno, Program Coordinator
Lenore Anderson, Staff
Chris Fellows, Special Projects
Margaret Arnet, Financial Advisor
Fred Freeman, Nipmuc Tribal Member
Bill Grover, Green Architect
Barbara Melville, Marketing
Board of Professional Advisors
Dr. Dan Greenberg, Founder of Living Roots and Former President, The Global Eco-Village Network
Julie Woods, Social Justice Activist, Author, Founder, Fans with Cans and Body Temple Love
Fred Freeman, Chair, Nipmuc Cultural Preservation, Inc.
Daniel “Strong Walker” Thomas, Founder & CEO, Indigenous Boston
Professor Ms. Ray Mann, UMass/Amherst, Architecture Department
Glynn Lloyd, Founder, City Fresh Foods; Board Member, Boston Impact
Margaret Arndt, Member, The Evolutionary Hub, Barbara Marx Hubbard Group, Boston
Bill Grover, Green Sustainable Architect; former President, Earthlands/IEA Board of Directors
Marsia (MOTHER TURTLE) Harris, Founder, Stories We Tell Ourselves; songwriter; artist
John Baker, Clark University, Environmental Studies Department; Petersham Conser. Com.
Tina Clark, USA Transition Towns Trainer; Former Director, Greenpeace USA Activist Group
Board of Youth Advisors (15-20 year age group)
Abigail Arndt, Boston Teenager
Nicolas Buell Horschman, Buell Family Member
Henry Buell Horschman, Buell Family Member
Jennifer Albertine, Mt. Holyoke Sunrise Group
Elder Council Group (TBA)
Planet Earth is an interconnected, natural ecological system where human beings learn and thrive in sacred harmony with all life. Inspired and informed by the Earth herself, people enjoy conscious, creative, sustainable, and regenerative lives that integrate ecological, social, economic, emotional, and spiritual endeavors.
The Mission of the Wild Earth Community Land Trust is to acquire, hold, and steward land and buildings in order to preserve, conserve, and otherwise protect and steward such holdings in accordance with the vision and mission of Earthlands, which includes, but is not limited to, Earth-based living and learning, personal transformation, and social justice initiatives.
Goals of the Community Land Trust
The goals of the Wild Earth Community Land Trust are to own property and to provide stewardship and guardianship of all lands used by the Institute and other similar mission-driven organizations and to be a sustainable and regenerative model. Specifically to:
Acquire and hold property in trusteeship for use by the Wild Earth Institute and its Special Projects, other similar mission-driven organizations; and individuals and families aligned with the Earthlands vision;