Tornado-flattened Kansas town is coming back greener
"I would never say the tornado happening was a good thing. I would never wish that on anybody ... But given the opportunity, we have to do it right -- to make it better."
- Kim Alderfer, assistant city manager
Greensburg, Kansas, USA - A year after it was practically wiped off the map by a tornado, Greensburg is rising again -- and going green, too, with solar panels, wind turbines, tinted windows, water-saving toilets and other energy-efficient technology.
Environmentalists and civic leaders have seized on the disaster as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to re-engineer the town.