Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Fresh Start!

I hope you all have heard of the 13-part documentary about Greensburg, KS on this new channel, Planet Green! Planet Green is a branch of the Discovery Channel and now airs all sorts of shows about being "green"!

So far, only 2 episodes of Greensburg have shown, and I just finished watching last Sunday's episodes. If you can find the channel on your cable guide, you really should tune in next Sunday night. I have seen pictures of the devastation of that town, but I guess seeing it in a video format really opened my eyes. I couldn't believe it when I heard that the tornado was on the ground for 12 minutes! That would seem like an eternity if you were trapped in your basement, not knowing what type of damage was being done above your head.

In the show I just watched, some of the towns-people fought and argued over why they needed to rebuild as a "green" community. Well ... they don't have to do anything. However, this community has a once-in-a-lifetime chance to do something the rest of the country or world can't do: They get to start over from scratch! What an amazing opportunity!?!?

It was very interesting how the high school students (just 100 kiddos) are getting really involved and seeing the big picture of things! They know that Greensburg will hae the chance to be known not just for the F-5 tornado that demolished and ruined 95% of their town ... but ... the first town to be completely "green" and working towards a better planet for all of us!

Let me know if any of you are watching, too! I want to hear about it!

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1 comment:

distaff said...

I'm hearing wonderful things about this series. Today's STAR talks about it too. Glad you're watching and asking others to do the same. Maybe we can watch together sometime.