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Photo of a rectangular wooden plaque with writing on the facing surface. The top of the plaque bears a layer of bark from the tree from which it was made. The plaque reads, in part, City of Greensburg & Greensburg GreenTown First Annual Green Initiative City Award Outstanding Partner Award … Department of Energy/National Renewable Energy Laboratory "Encouragement, generosity, counsel"

Greensburg Award: Greensburg's partnership award honoring NREL is made from an elm uprooted by the 2007 tornado.
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Two Years Later, Greensburg is Officially Green — with NREL's Help

Two years after a tornado annihilated Greensburg, the Kansas farm town gives NREL the city's inaugural award for helping it realize its ambition to become America's model green community with wind power and efficient new buildings. "NREL has made our lives easier and better," said City Administrator Steve Hewitt. Full story

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