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, Tuesdays 4-6 p.m.; Fridays 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Saturdays from 9-noon in the pavilion. Starting in October, Tuesdays and Saturdays (no more Friday market).

ONGOING: Joplin Farmers Market. In Ewert Park, 7th and Murphy Blvd., beginning Thursday, June 5. Summer hours Thursdays 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

ONGOING, May through September: Freeman Farmers Market - 2 locations: Freeman Hospital East, 932 East 34th Street (lower level entrance), 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Freeman Hospital West, 1102 West 32nd St. (outside the main entrance), 7-10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Cash only.

Saturday, October 4, 8:00 a.m. to noon: Carbon-Smart Farming workshop, Highlandville, MO. For info contact Paul Lais - info@ozarkmountainorchard.com

Tuesday, October 14, 5:30 p.m.: GreenTown Joplin monthly meeting. Tour location TBA.

The Latest Articles:

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)

Jeff Slama - GreenTown's Volunteer of the Year (12/7/13)

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)

Good News About Insurance for "Green" Homes (8/13/13)

GreenTown to Present in Moore at REBUILD Expo (7/28/13)

Tour a Green Home Like No Other! (7/16/13)

The Inspirational Recovery of West Liberty, Kentucky (6/26/13)

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


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