GREENSBURG (USA, 2008, 60 min.)

Co-presented by Planet Green

Greensburg, Kansas captured the hearts of people around the world after a deadly tornado, one of the strongest in American history, devastated the city on May 4, 2007. Inspired by the desire of townspeople to rebuild “green,” Discovery Channel’s Planet Green is chronicling the rebirth of Greensburg as an environmentally conscious town. The series encompasses compelling human stories and amazing feats of green building and engineering that will give the people of Greensburg a new home and a new town built for the future. Now in the final chapter of this inspiring story, this episode of the series 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. Produced by Appian Way with Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Films and Television for Planet Green. Season 3, Episode 4 of Greensburg. Series Executive Producer, Rachel Smith.

Introduced by filmmaker Rachel Smith.

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