Green City: How One Community Survived a Tornado and Rebuilt for a Sustainable Future

Green City How One Community Survived a Tornado and Rebuilt for a Sustainable Future In a tornado destroyed Greensburg Kansas and the residents were at a loss as to what to do next they didn t want to rebuild if their small town would just be destroyed in another storm So they

  • Title: Green City: How One Community Survived a Tornado and Rebuilt for a Sustainable Future
  • Author: Allan Drummond
  • ISBN: 9780374379995
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 2007, a tornado destroyed Greensburg, Kansas, and the residents were at a loss as to what to do next they didn t want to rebuild if their small town would just be destroyed in another storm So they decided they wouldn t just rebuild the same old thing this time, they would build a town that could not only survive another storm, but one that was built in an environmenIn 2007, a tornado destroyed Greensburg, Kansas, and the residents were at a loss as to what to do next they didn t want to rebuild if their small town would just be destroyed in another storm So they decided they wouldn t just rebuild the same old thing this time, they would build a town that could not only survive another storm, but one that was built in an environmentally sustainable way Told from the point of view of a child whose family rebuilt after the storm, this companion to Energy Island is the inspiring story of the difference one community can make and it includes plenty of rebuilding scenes and details for construction lovers, too

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    1. GREEN CITY by Allan Drummond is an informational picture book exploring how one community survived a tornado and rebuilt their community.Based on a real event, this inspiring picture book tells the story of the small town of Greensburg Kansas was struck by a tornado When the community began planning for reconstruction, they decided to build in an environmentally sustainable way including reclaimed lumber, wind resistant buildings, and green energy sources.Sidebars throughout the book highlight k [...]


    2. This finally came in I ordered this book months ago and had about given up on the library receiving it It is a nice book explaining how one forward thinking city like a large village as far as I can tellcided that the way to create jobs in its devastated city was to go green after the city was decimated by a tornado They lost close to half the people who used to live there due to many moving away and starting anew in other locations as well as deaths from the tornado Those remaining decided to m [...]


    3. On June 8, 1953 one of the deadliest tornadoes in Michigan history touched down in Beecher north of Flint It was one of eight tornadoes racing through the area on that day My parents had lifelong friends living there, so later a trip was made I was too young at the time to have any memory of what was seen but pictures taken by my father are evidence of the wreckage wrought by those winds.A respect for the devastation caused by a tornado was part of my childhood my father s words to always purcha [...]


    4. This awesome nonfiction picture book would be a great starting point for discussions about what going green and sustainability mean The author uses a kid friendly narrative style to tell about a small Kansas down that was devastated by a tornado In the effort to rebuild, citizens and leaders decided to build a green city The book presents fascinating information and a list of resources for further research I definitely want to get my own copy of this for my classroom library.


    5. Text 5 starsIllustrations 4 starsRebuilt after devastation from a tornado, this real life city becomes a model for sustainability Very inspiring and informative Sketchy illustrations have a modern look and feel.


    6. Interesting and inspirational story I m not sure that a children s picture book format is the best choice for the information though Maybe something geared for grade school non fiction instead


    7. When the reader opens this book the frontispiece and title page show the town already in the upheaval of a full blown tornado happening before the reader s eyes The water tower is airborne and the stoplight as well as two automobiles, pitchforks, lamps and a door and pieces of furniture The town of Greensburg in Kansas was hit by a tornado in 2007, after making sure everyone was safe and having twelve people to lift a truck off of a neighbor s house, they began to plan what to do next It appeare [...]


    8. Twin Text Chabbert, I Nieto Guridi, R 2017 The last tree English ed Toronto, ON Kids Can Press Rationale These two texts connect by looking at the importance of making good choices for the environment The Last Tree Chabbert Guridi, 2017 looks at the consequences of building too much and being wasteful with resources It is set in a future where there is hardly any grass and only one tree left Green City How One Community Survived a Tornado and Rebuilt for a Sustainable Future Drummond, 2016 follo [...]


    9. When a tornado completely wiped out Greensboro, KS, the town decided to capitalize on the green part of their name and rebuild as green as possible They rebuilt homes that would conserve energy and water, use natural resources, and incorporated reclaimed and recycled materials as much as possible.An interesting true story about recovery from a natural disaster and various different approaches families and companies took to go green I like the practical ways kids are encouraged to save energy I g [...]


    10. An informational picture book on the rebuilding of Greensburg, Kansas.After a tornado essentially wiped Greensburg off the map, the townspeople were left with two decisions abandon ship or rebuild Many chose to rebuild, but they decided to rebuild better than before The town went green and has become a model of sustainability Drummond tells the story of this rebirth with beautiful illustrations and condensed facts from news articles, videos, and personal accounts I highly recommend this book for [...]


    11. A look at how Greensburg, KS rebuilt after a tornado in 2007 The residents rebuilt their city with sustainability in mind and in doing set an example for the world The text is written as a survivor telling a first hand account of the event It is full of practical advice and clever storytelling Great for Earth Day sustainability reading Gr 3 5.


    12. A moving picture book story of Greensburg Kansas A town that was almost wiped out by a Tornado in 2007 and choose to rebuild in a green way Loved that the choice wasn t easy or feasible for all families elementary and up


    13. This is a great STEM read that offers a positive message about community partnerships and growth following a tragedy I love how this is told in a narrative story format, yet includes sidebars of explanatory technical information.


    14. Having lived through two disasters myself I feel like this book does a great explanation of how a city rebuilds afterwards.



    15. Fascinating I looked up the city of Greensburg and it s pretty neat If I am ever in Kansas I hope to drive through and check it out



    16. Review originally posted on Children s AtheneumIn 2007, an EF5 tornado ripped through Greensburg, Kansas, destroying the 95% of the town The residents wanted to rebuild, but they decided that they didn t want to make the town exactly how it used to be, they wanted it to be better This new town would be able to withstand another tornado, but it would also be built in an environmentally sustainable way Greensburg is now often described as the greenest town in America.Told from the perspective of a [...]


    17. Green City How one Community Survived a Tornado and Rebuilt for a Sustainable Future is the story of how Grrensburg, Kansas did exactly that In 2007, the town was destroyed in nine minutes by a supercell storm, this tornado was described on the end papers as one and a half miles wide, with winds up to two hundred miles an hour The citizens of Greensburg, as narrated by the little boy in the story, were in shock Some wanted to leave and others decided to stay and rebuild The story of how they reb [...]


    18. Although it s hard to see it that way when it happens, natural disasters can offer opportunities to change and to rebuild something in a very different way In this interesting and inspiring story about a small community in Greensburg, Kansas, the author of Energy Island describes what happens after a tornado sweeps through the town in 2007 Amid the rubble and destruction, some town leaders started asking questions that prompted a change that resulted in the town going green The author describes [...]


    19. A look at the way the town of Greensburg, KS rebuilt after a devastating tornado in 2007 The residents made sure that in their efforts they rebuilt their city with sustainability in mind and in doing set an example for the world The text is presented as though a survivor is telling a first hand account of the event and the aftermath, though in the back matter the author explains that this voice is not one person s story, but rather the result of extensive research and the combination of this inf [...]


    20. The account of the destruction of Greensburg, Kansas by a tornado, and how the town was re built as a Green community Told from the point of view of a child s experience of the events and illustrated with ink and watercolor illustrations The front endpapers show the chaos of the storm and the final endpapers show the welcoming sign to Greensburg Sidebars about Going Green, Building a Sustainable House, and The Kiowa County School Leads the Way in Green School Design, add the to depth of informat [...]


    21. I loved Drummond s earlier book Energy Island and this one tells another inspiring story about energy conservation A small Kansas town was wiped out in a tornado and when the town s people decide to rebuild they also decide to build in way to conserve and sustain energy Told through the eyes of a young boy in the town, the story is perfectly attuned to children Side bars provide additional information about building green and back matter adds including things a child can do to go green Drummond [...]


    22. There s making the best of a bad situation, and then there s Greensburg, Kansas After the town was wiped out by a tornado, the residents who decided to stay and rebuild figured, Why not go green We re starting from scratch anyway So the city council passed a resolution that all official buildings would meet LEED Platinum standards, and away they went.The book includes lots of tips for sustainable design features and will hopefully inspire the next generation of architects, engineers, and homeown [...]


    23. So much can be learned and gained from reading this amazing non fiction picture written and illustrated by Allan Drummond When a tornado destroys a small town in Kansas, the townspeople decide to rebuild their little town the right way and go green the whole way This is the true story of Greensburg, KS community and how they rebuilt Each page is loaded with several insights and mini stories and tips so you really need to read the whole page, not just peruse it, especially the illustrations.A Fra [...]


    24. From inside jacket Allan Drummond s bright watercolors and sprightly text tell the exciting story of how, in the face of tragedy, a community joined together to create one of the greenest towns in the United States This book is an affirmation of the American spirit, and shows that people can make a difference in how they live What was even interesting was the after story about the author s experience as he wrote the book You will love the art, and this could be a cool read aloud for older child [...]


    25. When a tornado struck Greensburg, Kansas in 2007 it destroyed the entire town and left its future uncertain Instead of giving in and moving away, the community came together and found a way to rebuild stronger than before By turning the town into a green community, they were able to help protect themselves from future tornadoes and make their town for energy efficient and environmentally sustainable.


    26. Inspirational children s nonfiction picture book that tells the story of tiny Greensburg, KS, destroyed by a devastating tornado in 2007 Told through the perspective of a child whose family rebuilds after the storm, Drummond shows how the townspeople came together and built a city that was environmentally sustainable and would also withstand future storms The book also contains information about what kids can do to help protect the environment.


    27. An inspiring sustainability story that shows how Greensburg, Kansas recovered from a devastating tornado The step by step narrative makes it clear that this wasn t an easy decision or task, but community cooperation and problem solving worked with nationally recognized results This is an invaluable resource for elementary science units on energy, ecology, and Earth Day.


    28. The story of a Kansas town named Greensburg, of all things who decide to rebuild after a tornado in as sustainable i.e GREEN a way as possible The text walks readers through the story, but there is a lot going on on a page sidebars, speech bubbles, diagrams, etc I enjoyed learning something new, and some older readers may enjoy but I m not sure it would engage younger primary children.


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