Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Greensburg, Kansas, was destroyed by an EF5 tornado on May 4, 2007. In the desperate days immediately after the catastrophe, town leaders decided to rebuild green, constructing its public buildings to the highest level of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. Now the town boasts the title of "greenest city in America", with the highest level of concentration of LEED certified buildings.

Robert Fraga, author of The Greening of Oz, will speak about his extensive research into the town's mission to go green at 7 pm on Wednesday, October 10, at the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Street.

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