Monday, October 25, 2010

Greensburg, Kansas

on assignment for SonntagsBlick: The town of Greensburg, Kansas, population once about 1400, was totally destroyed by a #5 tornado in 2007, eleven people lost their lives. Today Greensburg is the 'greenest' town in America, thanks to a recovery plan put up by the 800 people who stayed (and new ones who joined them) devoted to rebuild in sustainable fashion. A City resolution passed in December 2007 states that all City-owned buildings larger than 4,000 square feet will be built to LEED Platinum (the greenest green possible) specifications. Everything else in town which has been built sustainably is by choice.
Text by Claudia Steinberg, New York

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