The EF-5 tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011 was a disaster on a scale that few communities have ever had to deal with in the U.S. And while the tragedy has been almost overwhelming in its scope, there are unique possibilities for the recovery. Greensburg GreenTown has worked with Joplin residents and sustainability experts from throughout southwest Missouri to launch GreenTown Joplin. Our mission is to help Joplin recover as sustainably as possible, and serve as a model for other communities. We have several projects underway and are in the planning stages of implementing some great ideas in Joplin.

We invite you to get acquainted with our website and check out the resources that can help you make living easier and more affordable.



Upcoming Events:

ONGOING: Webb City Farmers Market. In King Jack Park, Saturdays from 9-noon in the (covered) pavilion.

Friday and Saturday, November 14-15: America Recycles Day observed by the City of Joplin Recycling Center. Activities listed here. Fun for the whole family!

Tuesday, December 9, 6:00 p.m.: GreenTown Joplin annual holiday party and Volunteer of the Year award presentation. Location TBA.


The Latest Articles:

"Sustainable Savings" Follow-up Stories (11/12/14)

Meeting of the Mayors to Talk "Green" (5/14/14)

Earth Day Facts (4/22/14)

Take It to the Curb! (2/26/14)

Joplin School Tour! (2/13/14)

Recycle Your Electronics & Appliances February 18-19 (1/30/14)

Nourishment (1/29/14)

"Shout Out For Solar" (1/24/14)

GreenTown's Year in Review (12/13/13)

Check out our archives by topic in the right-hand column.


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