Not everyone is waiting for the government or a corporation to solve our collective climate problems. Some are working with their neighbors and community members to change our grid and spread green technology.
With the group Soulardarity, the city has been installing solar-powered street lights with Wi-Fi generating capacity. But their work is far from over.
“We’re really excited to turn our attention toward a mass-install program that’s really going to help us install at least 20 more lights.” — De’Angelus Garcia, Soulardarity
Listen: What some Michigan locals are doing to create a more energy efficient, connected community.
De’Angelus Garcia is the communications strategist with Soulardarity. The group has installed 17 street lights with solar power and hopes to democratize energy, says Garcia.
“Now we’re really excited to turn our attention toward a mass-install program that’s really going to help us install at least 20 more lights over the next year,” says Garcia, “so that we can start to explore ways to not only bring, or replace, those solar-powered street lights but to also help Highland Park become 100% energy independent.”