Conference Debriefing - Part One
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 18:40:47 +0000Catherine Harthttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20131122/BLOGS/311229947/-1/blogs01
Lisa LaDue speaks to Personal & Community Resilience
The second annual Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference is behind us, and we are pleased to report on its [...]]]>
The Latest on the Conference
Tue, 15 Oct 2013 02:12:48 +0000Catherine Harthttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20131015/BLOGS/310159998/-1/blogs01
We're a month away from the 2nd Annual Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference. We are pleased to be able to offer such a rich program featuring experts from around the country, including representatives from several communities recovering [...]]]>
Mark Your Calendar - November 14-15!
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 00:01:00 +0000Catherine Harthttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20130910/BLOGS/309109900/-1/blogs01
Last weekend, Greensburg hosted the creative and insightful Debbie Petersen, aWalt Disney Imagineer and the [...]]]>
Green Town - The Book!
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:58:43 +0000Catherine Harthttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20130828/BLOGS/308289891/-1/blogs01
This article was contributed by Carrie Van Brunt-Wiley, Editor of the HomeInsurance.com [...]]]>
GreenTown to Present in Moore at REBUILD Expo
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 23:15:46 +0000Catherine Harthttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20130729/BLOGS/307299998/-1/blogs01
Greensburg GreenTown and GreenTown Joplin were asked by the City of Oklahoma City Office of Sustainability to help with the REBUILD Expo on Saturday, August 3 in Moore. We've assisted with putting together the agenda
Transitions - From the Personal to the Global
Sun, 21 Jul 2013 20:17:57 +0000Sydney Meneeshttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20130721/BLOGS/307219992/-1/blogs01Editor's note: This is Sydney Menees' last column for Greensburg GreenTown in her role as AmeriCorps fellow. Today she heads out on vacation before starting law school in the fall at Georgetown University. Her talents have been a great asset to the organization this past year and we are deeply grateful to Sydney for her time in Greensburg. She has been instrumental in making many projects a success, and has helped countless visitors learn about the [...]]]>"Fueled by Mother Nature"
Sat, 20 Jul 2013 19:17:40 +0000Catherine Harthttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20130720/BLOGS/307209935/-1/blogs01Editor's Note: We at GreenTown were pleased to find the following article online last Friday. Author Kevin Richberg does a great job of capturing Greensburg's post-tornado vision and inspiring folks to come visit.
GREENsburg: A Town Reborn by Kevin Richberg - for the Huffington Post
Mother Nature is unquestionably one of travel and tourism's biggest draws. The [...]]]>
The Inspirational Recovery of West Liberty, Kentucky
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:18:48 +0000Catherine Harthttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20130619/BLOGS/306199926/-1/blogs01
Former President Bill Clinton Visits with Morgan County, KY Judge Tim Conley
One way to sink your teeth into local produce is by joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). When starting a CSA, a farmer determines the number of shares of her produce she wants [...]]]>
Green Town U.S.A coming soon to stores and on ebook
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:23:56 +0000Jason Culbertsonhttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20130606/BLOGS/306069969/-1/blogs01
Green Town U.S.A. is a story of hope and opportunity—even in the face of obstacles and difficulties—and provides a real-world proving ground for sustainable solutions. [...]]]>
Reaching Out to Moore, OK
Tue, 21 May 2013 20:21:41 +0000Sydney Meneeshttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20130521/BLOGS/305219950/-1/blogs01In the wake of the horrific tornado in Moore yesterday, Greensburg GreenTown and GreenTown Joplin staff have met to determine how we can be of service to the community there. We've been contacted by a couple of entities from Oklahoma seeking assistance with recovery planning. As the residents of both Greensburg and Joplin have experienced, it's difficult to know where to start when recovering from a disaster. Our Sustainable [...]]]>Drury U. Students Wow the Crowd with Their Eco-Home Design for Joplin
Wed, 08 May 2013 17:36:19 +0000Catherine Harthttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20130508/BLOGS/305089969/-1/blogs01
photo credit: Sydney Menees
If you've been following GreenTown Joplin's projects, you know that third-year architecture students from
Earth Week Wrap-Up: Arbor Day & Shopping Local
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 17:28:29 +0000Administratorhttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20130429/BLOGS/304299962/-1/blogs01The following article is by the Association for Sustainability's Development Director, Ama Hapke:
Friday, April 26 marked the 141st annual Arbor Day! To celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Week, Kansas State Extension Agent Barrett Smith collected cedar trees from CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) fields around Kiowa County and donated them to Greensburg GreenTown to distribute to community members. We still have a few trees left! Trees are first come-first serve, and all [...]]]>
GreenTown's Nuisance Weed Roundup!
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:26:13 +0000Sydney Meneeshttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20130418/BLOGS/304189928/-1/blogs01In honor of Earth Week, GreenTown hosting a Nuisance Weed Roundup to encourage controlling weeds in an ecological way. Our target this year is dandelions. Here is the brief version of how to participate:
With the amount of chemicals that we are exposed to daily, we tend to steer clear of bringing these toxins into our home, and we therefore think we are living in a healthy environment. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. These chemicals [...]]]>
Off-the-Grid Home Design Competition Announced
Sun, 07 Apr 2013 17:30:25 +0000Catherine Harthttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20130407/BLOGS/304079982/-1/blogs01
Attention, all you visionary home designers! Check out this opportunity to design a model off-the-grid sustainable home. All the pertinent details can be found on the Beyond the Grid website.
GreenTown's Green Building Products: Week 10
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 21:16:56 +0000Sydney Meneeshttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20130322/BLOGS/303229930/-1/blogs01We have reached the final installment of our sustainable products series! Though the past ten weeks have been devoted to product donations that make the Silo Eco-Home sustainable (and we have a few more of those [...]]]>GreenTown's Green Building Products: Week 9
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 11:21:45 +0000Sydney Meneeshttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20130312/BLOGS/303129912/-1/blogs01One of the most important aspects of the Silo Eco-Home is making sure that our guests feel at home in our bed and breakfast suite. The past weeks, the products I have highlighted contribute to the functionality and aesthetics of our home, but this week our featured products all specifically enhance our guests’ experiences in the Silo’s B&B.
Our organic latex [...]]]>
A Couple of Nice Stories from AOL Travel
Wed, 06 Mar 2013 05:00:20 +0000Catherine Harthttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20130306/BLOGS/303069998/-1/blogs01
GreenTown's Green Building Products: Week 8
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 03:22:38 +0000Sydney Meneeshttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20130304/BLOGS/303049940/-1/blogs01The past few weeks I’ve been discussing the different aspects of our eco demonstration home, the Silo Eco-Home, that make it sustainable. This week, we are taking a look at the green features of our office located on the second floor of the home. Because we wanted our second floor to be our offices, we have an open floor plan, whereas it may be divided into rooms if it were a [...]]]>GreenTown's Green Building Products: Week 7
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 11:17:05 +0000Sydney Meneeshttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20130226/BLOGS/302269935/-1/blogs01The Silo Eco-Home demonstrates a number of sustainable products that can help any home save energy. Greensburg GreenTown’s Silo Eco-Home gets much of its illumination from daylight. The Silo’s round shape and open design make it rarely necessary to turn on lights. But sometimes, and at night, we must supplement our copious daylighting with additions from GreenTown's Green Building Products: Week 6
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:21:07 +0000Sydney Meneeshttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20130219/BLOGS/302199928/-1/blogs01Over the past few weeks I’ve discussed many of the functional sustainable aspects of our Silo Eco-Home, but most of the items that truly make a house homey are decorative. There’s no reason why comfortable home decoration cannot be sustainable! This week, sustainable aesthetics are the focus with featured donations coming from Andover Paint Co., Justin Brouillette, Dustin [...]]]>GreenTown's Green Building Products: Week 5
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:22:46 +0000Sydney Meneeshttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20130212/BLOGS/302129942/-1/blogs01The Silo Eco-Home’s individual furnishing contributions add to the overall sustainability of the home. Without contributions from Daltile, DAP, Tremco, EnviroGlas, Keystone [...]]]>GreenTown's Green Building Products: Week 4
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 04:18:24 +0000Sydney Meneeshttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20130205/BLOGS/302059876/-1/blogs01The past three weeks I have discussed sustainable features of the Silo Eco-Home’s building envelope, outdoor features, and http://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20130129/BLOGS/301299946/-1/blogs01
This week for the sustainable building products series, it’s all about our flooring! Floors are especially important for building sustainability because they are everywhere. What we have learned is that green flooring is not only better for the environment than conventional flooring, but it is also nice looking! The featured products this week are from Skimstone, Warner [...]]]>GreenTown's Green Building Products: Week 2
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:21:01 +0000Sydney Meneeshttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20130122/BLOGS/301229922/-1/blogs01Welcome to the second week of my blog series about sustainable building products donated to the Silo Eco-Home. Last week I talked about Serious Materials, Diamond Roofing, and Dryvit. This week our featured donors are Heft & Sons, Excel Industries, American Honda [...]]]>GreenTown's Green Building Products: Week 1
Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:11:17 +0000Sydney Meneeshttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20130115/BLOGS/301159951/-1/blogs01Since 2010 Greensburg GreenTown has been lucky enough to work out of an operational eco-home: The Silo Eco-Home!
Tips for a Healthy Home in 2013
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 23:20:30 +0000Catherine Harthttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20130104/BLOGS/301049999/-1/blogs01
image credit: achooallergy.com
Greetings for the new year. If one of your resolutions for 2013 is to lead a healthier lifestyle, we have some great ideas here for greening up your home.
The average person probably doesn't [...]]]>
20th Annual Forestry Council Conference Focuses on Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 23:20:33 +0000Catherine Harthttp://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20121228/BLOGS/312289999/-1/blogs01The Missouri Community Forestry Council is hosting its 20th annual conference Tuesday, March 5 through Thursday, March 7. The theme of this year's educational event, to be held in Joplin, is http://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20121221/BLOGS/312219931/-1/blogs01