Saturday, March 24, 2018

The little town that might

By User:High Plains Drifter - Own work, Public Domain,
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=27717806
Life can be difficult when you're living in a tiny rural town with few people and even fewer resources. Think Nipton, California, in the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County.

Last summer American Green Corporation bought Nipton for $5 million. AGC builds vending machines for cannabis, but their plans for the tiny town include something unexpected: they want Nipton to become one of the first zero-waste towns in the country. To do this AGC will use trash to make concrete, hoping to make Nipton environmentally self-sufficient.

Read the article. I'm not sure how it will turn out in the long run, but it seems like AGC might be crafting a promising future for Nipton, and it's not all based on cannabis.

Phoenix cannabis company uses Super Bowl trash to make concrete in struggling California town it owns
https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2018/03/23/recycle-super-bowl-trash-to-make-concrete/

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