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Greensburg wins award from United Nations

  • Published Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at 11:37 a.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at 8:28 a.m.

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NEW YORK — The city of Greensburg has been honored with the Global Green City award from the United Nations.

The award was presented Friday at the Global Forum on Human Settlements held at the U.N. headquarters in New York. It was presented by Lu Haifeng, secretary general of the forum.

Greensburg officials were invited to the conference to make presentations about helping communities plan for energy conservation. Mayor Bob Dixson accepted the award on behalf of Greensburg.

"I was totally surprised when told I needed to go to the podium to receive an award,'' Dixson said in a news release. "Needless to say, it was a pleasant surprise to find that our innovation in rural Kansas is helping communities around the world."

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