Be bright ~ Go dark!

Why are Dark Skies Important?
Artificial Light at Night (ALAN) puts everyone at risk!

Resident Wildlife

lights expose nocturnal animals like bats to predators 

Help these natural pest controllers stay safe when they’re helping you by feeding on pests like mosquitoes and crop pests

Migrating Wildlife

lights confuse migrating birds, causing exhaustion and even window strikes

Help these long distance travelers stay safe by reducing ALAN from 11pm-6am during peak migration March-June and August-October

People, too!

lights disrupt sleep for diurnal animals, including us

Help yourself and the planet, too, by saving energy and money on electric bills— another reason to sleep better!

What can you do?

Dark Sky your home by doing a Home Lighting Assessment 

Install downward facing lights

Make sure your lights are only shining where they’re needed— point lights down to illuminate only the area you actually need lit, and shield the light if it’s bleeding into other areas

Look for Dark Sky Approved light fixtures

Use “warm” color light bulbs

You can find out if a bulb is “warm” in color by checking the bulb or box for a Kelvin (K) rating of 3000 K or less— the lower the K, the “warmer” the light appears— more yellow, less harmful blue

Spread the word!

Contact property owners and municipalities with solutions to help everyone  🙂

Be bright ~ Go dark!

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