Greensburg GreenTown and GreenTown Joplin were asked by the City of Oklahoma City Office of Sustainability to help with the REBUILD Expo on Saturday, August 3 in Moore. We've assisted with putting together the agenda and offering suggestions for the event, which is free and open to the public. If you know folks in Oklahoma who might benefit from the Expo, please share the program info with them.
A delegation of four from Joplin will staff an informational table and will make presentations: Willy Crane, a green building expert and home energy rater; Frank Schaffer, a builder whose family lost their home in the Joplin tornado and who has rebuilt a house that is a durable model of energy efficiency; Andrew Whitehead, Chair of GreenTown's advisory group; and Catherine Hart, General Manager of GreenTown Joplin and Co-Founder of Greensburg GreenTown.
Expo organizers have assembled two dozen exhibitors who will be on hand with free informational materials for homeowners. (The expo is educational in nature rather than being a commercial venue.) In addition, there will be consultants on hand (architects, green building consultants, energy efficiency experts, etc.) to meet with folks one-on-one to answer questions about their individual rebuilding needs. GreenTown is also preparing new handouts on the topics of: How to Find a Green Builder, Low- and No-Cost Sustainable Building Strategies, and Incentives.
The Expo will run from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Presentations will get underway at 11 a.m. and will include information about improving a home's durability and energy efficiency, water quality concerns, how to select a homebuilder and an architect, insurance issues, personal stories of recovery from Greensburg, Kansas and Joplin, Missouri, and other pertinent topics. The agenda lists speakers and their time slots.
Program content has been to tailored assist people who are rebuilding in areas affected by the May storms, but the Expo is open to anyone who is considering building a home and wants to learn how to do so with energy efficiency and durability in mind.
GreenTown looks forward to doing whatever we can to assist with the recovery of the good folks of Moore, Oklahoma City, and the other Oklahoma communities affected by tornadoes last spring.
Saturday, August 3 - Expo - 9:00 am-3:30 pm - Presentations - 11:00-3:30 pm
Westmoore High School, 12613 S Western Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK
City of Oklahoma City Office of Sustainability
Jennifer Gooden, Director, (405) 297-3686
T.O. Bowman, Program Coordinator, (405) 297-3168
Daniel Wallach, Executive Director, (620) 388-5558
Catherine Hart, General Manager GreenTown Joplin, (620) 549-3752