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Greensburg Kansas

GREENsburg: A Town Reborn

Kevin Richberg | Posted 09.18.2013 | TED Weekends
Kevin Richberg

It only took Mother Nature a few minutes to utterly destroy what over a thousand residents spent lifetimes building and nurturing, and it would take years for those individuals to rebuild their lives, homes, and businesses.

The Greening of Greensburg

Vicky Collins | Posted 01.21.2012 | Green
Vicky Collins

In a time when huge disasters seem to come at us with alarming frequency, Greensburg is showing us how to rebuild and recover. And the message they send is that green goes with their rural values. It is just common sense.

Building Back Better: Joplin and the Case for Adaptation

Susanna Murley | Posted 08.03.2011 | Green
Susanna Murley

As long we've been around, humans have blamed someone else -- gods, fates, earth itself -- for natural disasters. But, now that science suggests we have ourselves to blame, how should we react?

Greensburg, Kansas: From Green-town to Clean-town

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
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Michael DeJong

After a tornado destroyed 95% of the town, Greensburg, Kansas reinvented itself by striving to become the greenest community imaginable.

Greensburg: An Eco 9/11

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

Greensburg, with everything that once stood there now destroyed in the aftermath of the most violent twister ever, has transformed into a model town for everything eco, green and sustainable.

Three "Anything But Ordinary" Americans Who Inspired The President (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Verena von Pfetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

***Scroll down for slideshow.*** Last night, Obama gave his first address before congress. But the real winners of the evening were the ordinary citi...