Model – Greensburg Green Town, Kansas
Posted in Models by fedwards on October 10th, 2007
Following the May 2007 Tornado, the Greensburg Green Town, a nonprofit organization, was established to provide the residents of Greensburg, Kansas with the resources, information and support they need to rebuild Greensburg as a model green community.
According to their website, http://www.greensburggreentown.org/, their objectives include:
1. Make it easier for residents to ascribe to, and adhere to, green practices and to make green living appealing to residents.
2. Engage as many residents as possible in the enthusiastic pursuit of making Greensburg a model green community.
3. Establish incentives in order to maximize the participation of businesses and residents in rebuilding Greensburg as a model green community.
4. Bring in resources and support from around the country to make the dreams of Greensburg as a model green community a reality.
5. Make it easier for builders, building supply companies and all local businesses to do business as green as possible.
6. Work to spur economic development with a green emphasis.
7. Serve the residents in an unbiased consumer advocate capacity, striving to get them the best value for their money as they rebuild their homes and businesses.
These goals strongly co-relate to the Sustainable Cities project goals! To find out more about the Greensburg GreenTown project visit their website at http://www.greensburggreentown.org/.
To find out more about the philosophy of the Sustainable Cities project, visit the “About” section above. The “Code of Practice” detailing the philosophy of the project will also be online soon. If you would like more information about the Sustainable Cities project, please contact Ferne Edwards at fedwards @unimelb.edu.au.