by Michael dEstries
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greensburg

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.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://www.veganjapan.net herwin

    is Oprah narrating this ? just asking…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=754430220 Remy C.

    It’s pretty cool that they stuck to it… I still haven’t made the trek there, but God willing, some day I will. We did do an exhibit of giant photographs in Fairfield County to support the effort:
    http://www.remyc.com/Greenburbs/the-aquarium/flow_of_art_gallery.html