Street lights were just the beginning, but Mayor Greg had more ambitious plans, to transform his small town into a model of energy efficiency and sustainability. One man can make a difference!

Abita Springs residents celebrate the commitment to 100% clean energy at Abita Springs Earth Fest 2017. George Long Photography Last year, Mayor Greg Lemons counted every single street light in Abita Springs, Louisiana, and found there were 256. If his town of about 2,900 residents switched over to solar-powered lamps and LED bulbs, he reasoned, taxpayers could save thousands of dollars and be environmentally conscious. Street lights are just a part of Lemon’s ambitious plans to make Abita Springs a model of energy efficiency and sustainability. A life-long Republican, he has fought fracking, educated himself on renewable energy, and […]


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