There are few better places in the world to connect to nature than Alaska, so it stands to reason that Jason A. Gamache, AIA, NCARB, LEED-AP BD+C, of McCool Carlson Green in Anchorage, is passionate about sustainability—and particularly passionate about sustainable learning environments. He pioneered contemporary sustainable design concepts in Alaska, managing LEED certification on the State’s first three LEED certified schools (and its first two LEED Certified buildings for the municipality of Anchorage), is the founding chair for the Alaska Green Schools Committee, represents Alaska in Washington, D.C., as a congressional advocate, is a board member for the Cascadia Green Building Council, and was a founding member of the International Living Future Institute. Gamache is also the only USGBC Faculty in Alaska, and holds one of six positions on the USGBC’s Center for Green Schools Advisory Cabinet. If that’s not enough, he is currently the president of the Alaska Chapter Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI), where he facilitates the State’s CEFPI middle school student “School of the Future” design competition. Alaska boasted international winners for three consecutive years.