New Green Hospital Under Construction, Greensburg, Kansas

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Eric Ascalon on June 26, 2010

On May 4, 2007, a two-mile wide F5 tornado ripped through the small southern Kansas town of Greensburg. In its wake, 11 were killed, and a stunning 95% of the town's homes and business were destroyed. Rather than despair, the town, an isolated rural farming community - home to roughly 700 families - made a brave decision. It would rebuild.

But Greensburg would not rebuild in any ordinary fashion. Rather, Greensburg would be reborn as an ultra-green community, its buildings conforming to the rigorous LEED Platinum standard, and its electricity supplied by a bank of ten massive wind turbines. Throughout the community is evidence of a friendly, welcoming population that views itself, not as consumers of the Earth's resources, but rather as stewards of its environment.

Photo by Eric Ascalon. Taken December 31, 2009.

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  • Uploaded on June 26, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Eric Ascalon
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    • Taken on 2009/12/31 13:17:44
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/14.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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