Uncommon Good (Nancy) www.uncommongood.org
Uncommon Good is “fostering idealism in education, medicine, and the environment” by creating communities that have love as their operating principle. They operate an education program for low-income minority students that enables them to succeed in school and break the intergenerational cycle of poverty through education. It also instills in them a love for humanity and the planet, so that they will be among the young leaders who will create love-based solutions for our societal problems. Uncommon Good’s health program supports young doctors, dentists, pharmacists and optometrists who bring compassionate health care to low-income people in community clinics in low-income neighborhoods. Uncommon Good’s urban farms treat the earth with loving reverence, avoiding the use of toxic chemicals and pesticides, and paying their farmers fair wages so they can support their families decently. Half of what Uncommon Good grows is given to the hungry and the other half is offered for sale to the community so that it has a source of local, healthy, organically grown produce. Uncommon Good’s Whole Earth Building office was built by hand using little more than on-site earth, with hundreds of community members participating. The building stands as an example of how communities can create safe, beautiful, comfortable buildings anywhere in the world without harming the planet. One Community is partnered with Uncommon Good because we share values of positive and permanent global transformation and as a source of ultra-eco building experience through the Whole Earth Building.