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Devastated town comes back green

I can’t imagine losing my home to an act of God, but all of my neighbors, my entire town losing theirs at the same time, is just beyond comprehension. That’s what happened to Greensburg, KS on May 4th of last year when it was hit by a Cat 5 tornado. 95% of the town was wiped out. In rebuilding, the town has decided to create for themselves a more energy-efficient, sustainable, “eco-friendly” community they hope will serve as a model for other towns faced with a similar natural disaster reboot, or those building/re-building under less apocalyptic circumstances.

Greensburg, Kansas: Extraordinary Transformation


Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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