Monday's Riddle brought us together, and Lizzy's review of Saving Armpit by Natalie Hyde showed us what helping hands can accomplish together. Friday, Michael Rothman will be stopping by to tell us about his story Heirs of Prophecy, and Saturday, we always enjoy hearing from you on The DMS Wants to Know. Today, we want to tell you about two extraordinary community efforts.
This week's top of the heap: Great Communities!
Lizzy: I can't say enough about the town of Greensburg in Kansas. In the wake of a terrible disaster, the community decided it was time to change. And, instead of rebuilding in the same old ways, they took on the challenge of making their town as green and eco-friendly as possible. How inspiring! I hope this trend catches on- a new understanding and new ideas have the power to bring on a brilliant future, for everyone! ~ L
Here's more about this awesome community:
At 9:45 pm on May 4th, 2007 an EF5 tornado leveled the rural town of Greensburg, Kansas. Just days after the storm, the community came together and decided to rebuild sustainably, striving to become a model green town for the future. Ever since this landmark commitment was made, Greensburg GreenTown -- a grassroots community-based organization -- has worked side-by-side with city and county officials, business owners and local residents to incorporate sustainable principles into their rebuilding process. We serve as an educational resource for the community, a conduit through which donations can be distributed, and a representative to those outside the community who are interested in the Green Initiative. Read more...
Fairday: I want to shout out to someone who chooses to reach out and help another community across the world. Christine Ieronimo is a local children's author from Connecticut that lends a helping hand to a struggling community in Ethiopia that desperately needs help and resources. Way to go Christine! Read more! ~ F