On the night of May 4, 2007, an F-5 tornado, close to 2-miles wide, wiped out 95% of Greensburg, Kansas.
After the cleanup started, the Greensburg City Council approved a resolution that all city building projects will be built to LEED Platinum-level standards. This makes Greensburg, Kansas the first city in the United States to do this. Greensburg is being rebuilt as a Green Town. (Learn how the local John Deere has been rebuilt green.)
Greensburg Greentown is a non-profit organization created to help Greensburg residents, and others, learn about green building, and green living. We have lots of information, both on green issues and on the happenings and progress of Greensburg.
If this small farming community in Kansas can do this, any town or city in America can! We want to be an example for other communities, especially those facing rebuilding after storm damage!
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