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Urge City Council to Fund Development of a Lighting Strategy for Portland!

Lighting decisions that are made now will impact our night sky for decades to come. Portland is long overdue for developing a strategic plan to address light pollution—an issue that impacts human health, confuses migrating birds, disrupts ecosystems, wastes energy and obscures the night sky.

Urge City Council to Fund Development of a Lighting Strategy for Portland!

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We need your help urging City Council to fund a light pollution scoping position.

Please email the Mayor and Portland City Council and tell them that now is the time to protect what we have left of our night skies, and fund development of a light pollution ordinance.

Lighting decisions that are made now will impact our night sky for decades to come. Portland is long overdue for developing a strategic plan to address light pollution—an issue that impacts human health, confuses migrating birds, disrupts ecosystems, wastes energy and obscures the night sky. Please write to the Mayor and Commissioners, urging them to secure funding for a light pollution scoping position. Both Mayor Wheeler and Commissioner Fish have indicated support for Portland developing a strategy to address light pollution, but we need four votes. Council needs to hear from us that we want this funding to remain a top priority as a key element in helping to ensuring that the place we call home is a sustainable, ecologically healthy and biophilic city!

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Please write or call Portland’s Commissioners today to tell them that you strongly support this step towards reducing the light pollution that impacts ecological health, migrating birds, human health, and our ability to see the night sky! Tell them that funding this position is a critical step toward a more ecologically healthy and sustainable urban landscape.

Click here use our form letter to contact your leaders to advocate for the night sky!

Thank you for helping Portland Audubon protect birds in the urban environment while also protecting human health and our access to the night sky!

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