Green City

Green City

How One Community Survived A Tornado and Rebuilt for A Sustainable Future

eBook - 2016
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In 2007, a tornado destroyed Greensburg, Kansas, and the residents were at a loss as to what to do next-they didn't want to rebuild if their small town would just be destroyed in another storm. So they decided they wouldn't just rebuild the same old thing; this time, they would build a town that could not only survive another storm, but one that was built in an environmentally sustainable way. Told from the point of view of a child whose family rebuilt after the storm, this companion to Energy Island is the inspiring story of the difference one community can make-and it includes plenty of rebuilding scenes and details for construction lovers, too!
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2016.
ISBN: 9781466895676
Branch Call Number: eBook Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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What a great find! This is the true story of how a community in Kansas was physically destroyed by a tornado, only to come together and decide to rebuild their town stronger, greener, and better than it was before. In a time where many cities around the world are facing big challenges to adjust their infrastructure in order to become more sustainable, this is a great story to launch a teaching unit on sustainable building design, the power of communities, and local governments, with lots of real-world applications and jumping off points. I hadn't heard of this town before, and I am so glad I discovered this book and now know about the Green City of Greensburg, KS. This is the power of picture books right here!!! I'd recommend this as an older-kid picture book for ages 6 and up, and it is definitely a good idea to read this one and talk about it together.


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