In 2004, after five years of severe drought, Las Vegas banned all lawns in any new housing development, allowing ‘desert landscaping’ only. Residents are paid $1 for every square foot of lawn they dig up.

“Long term, we have to keep growing, but it is going to be a different growth. To put it bluntly, in this town we are going to drink what we flush.” — Oscar Goodman, Mayor of Las Vegas

Carol Moukheiber and Chritos Marcopoulos with Don Shillingburg