After Tornado, Joplin, Mo., Eyes a Greener Future

By Roger McKinney, The Joplin Globe, Mo. Sept. 11--JOPLIN, Mo. -- Finding ways to help residents, landlords, developers and contractors get on board with sustainable rebuilding was discussed Friday in a meeting led by two people who did the same for Greensburg, Kan., after its 2007 tornado. The meeting at Suzanne's Natural Foods in Joplin was organized by the Missouri Alternative and Renewable Energy Technology Center at Crowder College. Daniel Wallach and his wife, Catherine Hart, with Greensburg Green Town, led the discussion. He said they presented their concept paper proposing the town be rebuilt as a model green community. "They weren't interested in political agendas," Wallach said of Greensburg residents and leaders. "There's no reason that air and water and all these things that concern us should be political." Wallach said he thinks a similar plan might work in th...

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