Environment

Jan 16, 2018

What does it take to turn a city green?

The Republican mayor of Lancaster, California, is showing that it’s possible for a city to thrive amid the Green revolution, even if it takes some light fascism.

Chris Woods — Freelance journalist

Chris Woods

Freelance journalist

Lancaster Mayor Rex Parris. Photo credit: Ben VanderVeen/Climate Council Australia.

For R. Rex Parris, the militantly renewables-focussed mayor of Lancaster, California, ushering in the green business revolution calls for the same approach to lowering the city’s crime rate: “You just gotta be a little dictator to do it.”

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