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SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
SELENE - Light Pollution
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SELENE - Light Pollution

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The effects of Light Pollution

The effects of Light Pollution

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    • 1. Light Pollution The Costs of Poorly Implemented Outdoor Lighting
    • 2. Light Pollution Purpose of Lighting What is Light Pollution? Light Pollution's Effects How to Stop Light Pollution What's Stopping Us?
    • 3. Purposes of Lighting <ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Navigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decoration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul></ul>
    • 4. Light Pollution What is it?
    • 5. Light Pollution - What is it? <ul><ul><li>Glare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uplight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Light Trespass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overlighting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inefficiency </li></ul></ul>
    • 6. Light Pollution is Glare
    • 7. Light Pollution is Glare
    • 8. Light Pollution is Uplight
    • 9. Light Pollution is Uplight
    • 10. Light Pollution is Trespass
    • 11. Light Pollution is Trespass
    • 12. Light Pollution is Overlighting
    • 13. Light Pollution is Inefficiency
    • 14. Light Pollution Why is it bad?
    • 15. Why is Light Pollution Bad? Safety Security Social Waste Pollution Health Effects Ecological Effects
    • 16. Light Pollution - Safety <ul><ul><li>Reduced visual acuity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recovery time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overlighting </li></ul></ul>
    • 17. Light Pollution - Security <ul><ul><li>Reduces fear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduces crime ?? </li></ul></ul>
    • 18. Light Pollution - Social <ul><ul><li>Neighbor-neighbor tension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resident complaints </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extreme behaviors </li></ul></ul>
    • 19. Light Pollution - Waste <ul><ul><li>30% of light wasted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$5,000,000,000+ per year wasted </li></ul></ul>
    • 20. Light Pollution - Pollution <ul><ul><li>Every kilowatt used causes release of: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1.3 pounds CO2 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 grams sulfur dioxide </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1.6 grams nitric oxide </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>62 billion kWh = 40 million tons of CO2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li> = 1.4 million tons SO2 </li></ul><ul><li> = 1.1 million tons NO </li></ul>selene-ny.org/lightcost.asp
    • 21. Light Pollution - Human Health <ul><ul><li>Air pollution related problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Melatonin suppression </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sleep disruption </li></ul></ul>
    • 22. Light Pollution - Animals <ul><ul><li>Birds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amphibians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insects </li></ul></ul>
    • 23. Light Pollution - Plants <ul><ul><li>Water quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plants </li></ul></ul>
    • 24. Light Pollution What can be done?
    • 25. Light Pollution - What can we do? <ul><ul><li>Technical Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul></ul>
    • 26. Light Pollution - Technical <ul><ul><li>Proper shielding </li></ul></ul>
    • 27.  
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    • 29. www.darkskysociety.org/handouts/blbn.pdf
    • 30. <ul><ul><li>Proper shielding </li></ul></ul>Light Pollution - Technical <ul><ul><li>Amount of light </li></ul></ul>www.darksky.org/infoshts/is077.html <ul><ul><li>Curfews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lamp type </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don�t light </li></ul></ul>
    • 31. Light Pollution - Implementation <ul><ul><li>Master plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zoning/Planning Board policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local law/ordinance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State law </li></ul></ul>
    • 32. Light Pollution What's holding us back?
    • 33. Light Pollution - Impediments <ul><ul><li>Lack of education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vested and ulterior interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;We've always done it that way&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poorly written laws and policies </li></ul></ul>
    • 34. More information <ul><ul><li>www.selene-ny.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.darksky.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.darkskysociety.org </li></ul></ul>

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