Daniel Wallach to Speak in West Liberty

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. Later, the process was replicated in Joplin, MO. The result has been a re-building initiative that has raised tens of millions for these communities.

On Tuesday, August 14th, 4:30pm-7pm at the Regional Innovation Center in Index, KY, the founder of this initiative- Daniel Wallach- will be coming to West Liberty to share a few lessons learned. Following the event, the community will learn about similar efforts to rebuild West Liberty using a program that emphasizes entrepreneurship, low energy buildings, innovation, and IT in an effort to create a model 21st century community in Eastern KY.

Daniel’s visit is being sponsored by the West Liberty Chamber of Commerce.

Here is the Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/451330901563996/