Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Summer Night Lights

Now here's some extra energy usage I can support!

The article Lighting Up Tough Parks’ Darkness in the New York Times shows how a little light can make a big difference--especially in Los Angeles' parks.
“Until about five years ago, the approach to gang violence in California was largely a law enforcement one,” Mr. Seave said. “But there has been a sea change in the way everyone, particularly law enforcement, thinks. We cannot arrest our way out of this problem.”

Seemingly small steps like filling parks with people can change the behavior that feeds crime patterns, said Marcos Andrade, 18. Mr. Andrade carried his 9-month-old nephew, Maximum, on his shoulders in Ramon Garcia park Thursday.

“I used to stay away and stay at home at night,” he said. “But I’m really not an indoor type. Now we can be here and have support.” Maybe Maximum, he said, “could grow up more free.”

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