When Mother Nature wrecks your home, perhaps it’s time to start over. That’s what the folks in Greensburg, Kansas, are doing after surviving a monster twister that reduced that town to pickup sticks two years back. It’s called re-inventing yourself — akin to walking away from a ten-car pileup after falling asleep at the wheel. Wakeup calls come in all types of forms. And for the folks in Greensburg, it was more than a doozie.
This 21st Century city is going green by utilizing solar and wind technologies to harness power and heat. They’re also depending more on the abundance of natural light — something I’ve embraced for decades. It may cost a little more to rebuild this way, but think about all the tens of thousands of dollars that will be saved each year. It adds up, my friend.
So today, I salute this tiny town with such big solutions. Consider yourselves lucky. You survived an F5, the Mac Daddy of all twisters. Going green after this disaster makes you a leader in the world community. You’re also living up to your name: GREENSburg. I hope you have many followers.