Underground America Day
Underground America Day was founded by architect Malcolm Wells
in 1974 and is celebrated on May 14 of every year. Mr. Wells passed
away in 2009 but Underground America Day lives on to celebrate
the thousands of homeowners who have decided to live a more ecologically
It is rumored that every May 14, Punxsutawney
Phil comes out of the ground and looks to make sure that
Underground America Day is still on and that there will
be someone there to scratch his belly.
Unlike Groundhog Day, however Underground America Day has no
expectations of when Spring will come.
On May 14 every year, prairie dogs across Kansas are saluting
the underground dwellers and earth sheltered home buyers who have
decided to use the resources that Mother Earth has given. It is
a time for the owners of underground homes and earth sheltered
houses to tip their hats to the local utility companies upon whom
they are less dependent.
On Underground America Day, survivalists and environmentalists
come above ground and do a little jig and say a toast to the sun
and the rest of the inhabitants on Earth who pay out the nose
for power. Underground America Day may be a little celebrated
holiday as no one gets off of work or school for this occasion.
Save the Date ...
On Underground America Day, however, a few maverick homeowners
are satisfied with their choice of lifestyle and celebrating no
going along with the crowd.