The Official Story of Greensburg, Kansas and the Lessons Learned for a Sustainable America
Thomas Fox is an attorney and former research editor at Reader's Digest. Fox is the author of Urban Farming- Sustainable City Living in Your Backyard, in Your Community, and in the World. His work has been published in The Washington Post, Wine Enthusiast, and elsewhere. He writes extensively on sustainability. Daniel Wallach is the Executive Director and Founder of Greensburg GreenTown, a grassroots community-based organization that works side-by-side with city and county officials, business owners, and local residents to incorporate sustainable principles into their rebuilding processes. Alex Wilson is the Founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. in Brattleboro, Vermont and the nonprofit Resilient Design Institute.
"There was never a town with a truer name, though it didn't really
discover it till tragedy created an opportunity that residents
seized with head and heart!"
- Bill McKibben, author Oil and Honey:The Education of an Unlikely Activist
"Extreme and catastrophic climate events are the new normal. Fox is prescient in chronicling the challenges and opportunities of rebuilding a post-disaster Greensburg, Kansas. This is a story of what can be learned from both the successes and failures of rebuilding communities in Tornado Alley in the age of climate change." - Jennifer Cockrall-King, Author of Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution
"...a global example of how clean energy can power an entire community, how it can bring jobs and businesses to a place where piles of bricks and rubble once lay." - President Barack Obama
"From the rubble of a tornado, a Kansas town becomes a model for environmentally friendly living" - USA Today
"This town was almost blown off the map-now it's back, and super green." - Daniel Penner, Grist.org
"...visionary". - The New York Times
"...an example for sustainable communities everywhere." -- National Geographic
"...a living example of what can be achieved when we take that leap into environmental sustainability." - The Huffington Post
"...the greenest town in America." - Los Angeles Times