Occupiers and Occupy offshoots across the country are solving pressing problems facing our communities.
In Highland Park, Michigan - in metropolitan Detroit - a new start-up non-profit called Soulardarity is creating community-owned, cooperatively-run solar streetlights in residential neighborhoods left dark by the city and the monopoly utility company, DTE.
Soon, for $5/year, residents will be able to light their streets independently of their corrupt local government and big business. In the future, the streetlights can act as bases for modular add-ons like wireless mesh networks, digital phone booths, charging stations, and more.
Call it putting the power back in the hands of the people!