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 winter: Webb City Farmers Market. In King Jack Park on Saturdays from 9-noon in the pavilion, which has a spiffy new cover to keep the farmers and shoppers toasty warm.
Tuesday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m.: GreenTown Joplin monthly meeting at the John Wise Queen Anne Mansion, 504 South Byers.
Tuesday, April 8: Joplin residents vote on the curbside recycling initiative.
Tuesday, April 8: Advancing Renewables in the Midwest, 9th annual conference, on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus.
Saturday, April 19, 9:00 a.m. - noon: FREE Naturescaping and Rain Garden Workshop, Wildcat Glades Audubon Center. You’ll learn why and how to include native plantings in your landscape, how to install a rain garden, what plants to select and how they benefit wildlife. Includes handouts and native plants. Bring photos or maps of your yard and they’ll help you create your own custom rain garden.
Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Drive-by Treeing - a tree and shrub giveaway at Wildcat Glades Audubon Center, made possible by the Arbor Day Foundation and Missouri Department of Conservation.
The Latest Articles:
Take It to the Curb! (2/26/14)
Joplin School Tour! (2/13/14)
"Shout Out For Solar" (1/24/14)
GreenTown's Year in Review (12/13/13)
Conference Debriefing - Part One (11/22/13)
We Mourn the Loss of a Sweet Soul (10/16/13)
The Latest on the Conference (10/14/13)
Mark Your Calendar - November 14-15 (9/11/13)
Tour a Green Home Like No Other! (7/16/13)
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