Back in 2006, Leonardo DiCaprio had an idea to take a town somewhere in the U.S. and rebuild it using sustainable designs and green technology. Then came the destructive F5 tornado in May of 2007 that leveled the Kansas town of Greensburg. Suddenly, an opportunity arose to take DiCaprio’s idea and apply it — all the while documenting the process for Discovery Channel’s then-new Planet Green network.
Three years later, that vision has become a reality and the town of Greensburg is now a tourist destination for those wanting to see a “showcase of how to build sustainable and live greener”. For fans of the television series, Discovery is offering one final visit to Greensburg. From the release,
Now in the final chapter of this inspiring story, Planet Green visits the community and documents how the enormous task of transforming a small city into a sustainable center has become a reality. As former residents return and the downtown area nears completion, GREENSBURG has become a testament to the resiliency of the human spirit, bringing hope for future generations.
Check out the season premiere on Planet Green May 2nd.