Bob Dixson, Mayor of Greensburg, KS to speak at Greensboro College on December 1.
“GOING GREEN FROM THE GROUND UP”
Enjoy an evening with BOB DIXSON, Mayor of Greensburg, Kansas. Mayor Dixson strives to make Greensburg the “greenest city inAmerica.” The city’s rebuilding efforts include utilizing 100 percent wind power and implementing a resolution that all government buildings be built to LEED platinum specifications.
Date: Wednesday, December 1st
Location: Greensboro College, Finch Chapel
Parking: Parking is available on campus at corner of Odell Place and College Place (one block east of S. Mendenhall) or in College Place parking lot south of W. Market St.
*This event is free and open to the public.
“On May 4, 2007, a EF5 tornado destroyed Greensburg, Kansas. The tornado had sustained winds of over 200 mph and it was 1.7 miles wide when it went over the town. 95% of the buildings and homes were leveled and totally destroyed. 11 lives were lost. We pulled together as a community and decided to rebuild and rebuild ‘green.’ Greensburg was blessed with an opportunity to rebuild with environmental stewardship principles in mind. We met as a community to begin the planning process of how we wanted the community to look. We developed a vision statement that reflects who we are. Our ancestors built Greensburg to last many lifetimes and now it was our responsibility to rebuild using the principles and concepts they taught us. Being sustainable and rebuilding with future generations in mind are very important to us. Rebuilding ‘green,’ sustainable and environmentally conscious is simply being good stewards of the resources that we have been blessed with.
Disaster leads to opportunity and we have been blessed with a tremendous opportunity and vision to build back ‘green’ and sustainable. We have focused on environmental stewardship in our rebuilding process. We have the opportunity to be the new pioneers of the 21st century in protecting our environment and our resources. “–Bob Dixson
Sponsored by Sustainable Greensboro, Greensboro College, USGBC-Piedmont Triad Chapter, City of Greensboro, and EnPulse Energy Conservation