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Greensburg, KS mayor visits Joplin to encourage utilizing green energy

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The mayor of Greensburg, Kansas visited Joplin today to encourage more building of green energy structures.  The Greensburg mayor joined Joplin's mayor in first touring a home on South Connor Boulevard.

The home was rebuilt after it was destroyed by the Joplin tornado.  The home utilizes solar energy, specially-treated windows facing the sun, and insulation between walls.

"The Greensburg mayor says it's important to remember that going green and saving on utility bills can be done even without building a special structure.

"As we move into the future, as we become more energy efficient and control our consumption, then alternative energies will be more part of the portfolio and we won't have to worry as much about carbon emissions or whatever people worry about, because we've controlled our consumption," says Greensburg Mayor Bob Dixson.

95% of Greensburg was destroyed by an EF-5 tornado in 2007.  The Greensburg mayor says the average home in Greensburg is now 45% more energy efficient than government regulations.
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