By Nora DePalma
Nearly five years after a massive tornado leveled 95% of Greensburg, KS, the town has become a living laboratory and a proving ground for emerging environmental technologies.
The non-profit Greensburg GreenTown has been the educational resource for the community, working side-by-side with city and county officials, business owners and local residents to incorporate sustainable principles into their rebuilding process, while also serving as a conduit through which donations can be distributed.
Now GreenTown is now taking its award-winning blueprint for natural disaster rebuilding to help an even larger city, Joplin Missouri, which suffered a similarly hideous EF5 tornado this past May. The Green Earth PR Network has made a contribution to help GreenTown Joplin in its efforts to:
- construct a series of eco-demonstration homes,
- establish eco-lodging for people that want to visit Joplin, and
- author a handbook to help guide future victims of natural disasters embrace a sustainable approach to recovery. READ MORE >>