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Highland Park is a small community in Detroit, US. When the city couldn't afford its four million dollar unpaid street lighting bill in 2011, most of the streetlights were removed from the residential areas.
The entire community was literally left out in the dark…so they organised. It started out with a simple goal: crowd-fund enough money for one solar-powered streetlight in Highland Park, to demonstrate that this technology could actually be more affordable and resilient.
That light went up in 2012.
The residents did not stop there, though. A couple of years later, a few more solar lights went up.
A heartwarming story of an inspiring community! Definitely worth a read!