Fresh Air, Soft Lights Show The Way To Smarter Energy Use

When the lights went out during the Blackout of 2003 in Detroit, the Midtown neighborhood sprang to life with creativity, conversation and children singing.
September 12, 2003, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Smart use of energy not only is good for the planet but can cut down on light and air pollution, bring neighbors together on summer evenings and spark creativity. "ike a sleeping giant, neighbors once wary of each other stretched, took a few tentative steps into the darkness, and joined one another in fun and song, how the air smelled fresh after two days of rest from ozone and industrial pollution, and how people slept like babies under the cover of darkness."

Thanks to Justine Smith

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Published on Wednesday, September 3, 2003 in New Colonist
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