Wednesday, December 28, 2011
rethinking the grid
The prominent locations of electric car charging stations on the street (above) and in places like Santa Monica pier (left) help normalize the technology and begin to make it a part of everyday life. This is as important as financial incentives to making people comfortable with adopting new technologies and practices. The same was true of recycling, which is now so common in California that state parks have recycling cans for collecting water bottles at the end of hiking trails, and of landscape design, where people are encouraged to follow the state and municipal governments' efforts at using plants adopted to the dry climate (xericulture) in order to conserve water.