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Light pollution, or the excessive or poor use of artificial light at night, is one of the most pervasive forms of environmental alteration caused by humans. Light pollution has many negative impacts, including the disruption of the natural patterns of wildlife, wasted energy and increased output of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases, interruption of human sleep and other adverse health impacts, and the loss of the aesthetic qualities and cultural significance of the night sky.

NYS Senate Bill S7663

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NYS Assembly Bill A8644

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New York State enacted Lights Out legislation in 2014, which successfully reduced excess light from state-owned buildings. It’s time for us to build on that success that by reducing excess light throughout the state.

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Be part of the solution to light pollution! Here are some simple steps you can take to help fight light pollution where you live and across the State.

About Us

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The International Dark-Sky Association works to protect the night skies for present and future generations. IDA’s grassroots advocate network is a nimble and effective distributive network, capable of sharing best practices and tools while remaining locally attuned to specific geographic, political and demographic needs.

The NY Chapter of the IDA provides education and advocacy, and brings people all across New York State together to fight harmful and wasteful lighting practices

This chapter is organized by Susan Harder.