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Uncommon Good Whole Earth Building Grand Opening

April 8, 2013

Uncommon Good

Uncommon Good is holding the Grand Opening of the world’s first Whole Earth Building (WEB) on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10am in Claremont. Over the past year, Uncommon Good has had volunteers recruited from HandsOn Inland Empire’s website to help construct the Whole Earth Building and they would like to show their appreciation by inviting the volunteers and the general public to celebrate its grand opening.

Guest Speaker will be Dolores Huerta, co-founder with Cesar Chavez of the United Farm Workers. The public is invited to attend this major event and learn about this groundbreaking achievement for clean energy and the environment in our Inland Empire region and the world.

The Whole Earth Building is a beautiful sophisticated structure that used only on-site earth for 85% of its construction materials. Built entirely by hand, its shell will last 500 years. It is carbon neutral and by 2023 will function as a carbon sink. Its features include a first-of-its-kind green roof showcasing native plants. The building’s construction and operation were solar powered, and it requires no light other than day lighting during daytime hours. Harvey Mudd College students designed a unique solar-powered earth air tunnel cooling system to supplement the cooling and heating provided by the building’s mass.

The Whole Earth Building will be the home of our nonprofit organization, Uncommon Good, that offers education and medical programs, urban farm projects and environmental programs. The Claremont United Methodist Church and the Claremont School of Theology have shared their land to make this building possible.

Uncomon-GoodfinalEVENT DETAILS:
Saturday, April 20, 2013
at 10:00am
211 W. Foothill Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711

The Whole Earth Building is being made possible by grants from the Reformulated Gasoline Settlement Fund, Ralph & Shirley Shapiro, and the California Community Foundation.

For more information, please visit or contact Executive Director Nancy Mintie at


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