Every six months a new Community Rebuilds homeowner hosts a public “Stomp Party,” inviting those in the Moab community to join in the activity of compressing locally sourced dirt into what will eventually become the floor of their new house.
Smart Shelter Network gave recognition to Mayor Emily Niehaus for her outstanding 15 year commitment as former director and founder of Community Rebuilds at the Feb. 26, 2019 meeting. Moab’s Community Rebuilds now has 36 owner-assisted, energy efficient, straw bale homes. Smart Shelter Network’s Executive Director Gary Duncan presented this Lifetime Achievement Award in Sustainability and Natural Building.
March 14, 6 p.m.: Grand County Library–A Walk Across Southern Utah. In 2017, Paul Magnanti spent 33 days walking across the width of southern Utah from the Nevada to the Colorado borders. During his journey of over 600 miles, he traveled through some of the most remote terrain in the continental United States. Magnanti will share the story of his journey through photos and tales from along the way.