Matt Deighton to speak on rebuilding Greensburg "green"

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Matt Deighton to speak on rebuilding Greensburg "green"

Matt Deighton, an author, entrepreneur and international speaker, from Greensburg, Kan. will be at Northwestern Oklahoma State University on Wednesday, Oct. 9, to speak on the importance of sustainable living.  Deighton will speak at 7 p.m.  in the Education Center (EC) room 109.

May of 2007 the entire town of Greensburg, Kan., was destroyed by an EF5 tornado. After his home was destroyed, Deighton became instrumental in the rebuilding of the community as the volunteer coordinator during the clean up and rebuilding efforts. 

Deighton’s efforts go beyond the tragedy of Greensburg.  He has volunteered with families of 9-11, worked disaster recovery in 10 states and was involved in a “pay it forward” trip to Sendi, Japan.

This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the CORE (Conserving Our Ranger Environment) student organization.

For more information please contact Dr. Steven Mackie at (580) 213-3121 or swmackie@nwosu.edu.

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