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.
ONGOING through the summer: Webb City Farmers Market. On April 26, the market resumes its summer schedule at King Jack Park: Tuesdays and Fridays from 11-2 and Saturdays from 9-noon at the pavilion.
Thursday, May 16, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Third Thursday in downtown Joplin
Wednesday, May 22, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. in Cunningham Park: Resilience, Resolution, and Realization: City-sponsored observance of the second anniversary of the tornado.
Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30: For the Love of Joplin: Incredible things can happen when more of us fall in love with our city. Free public lecture and half-day workshop.
Saturday, August 10, 10:00 - 3:00: Shoal Creek Water Festival at the Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center.
November 14-15: Second annual Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference, co-sponsored by GreenTown Joplin, Greensburg GreenTown, and the Saint Louis University Center for Sustainability - on the SLU campus.
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Wishes for the Earth (4/17/13)
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