For centuries, we looked to the skies for inspiration and navigation. Today, it’s increasingly difficult to see the stars from our homes.
Light pollution — the inappropriate or excessive use of artificial light — is the most avoidable form of pollution. It can negatively impact many aspects of our lives, including the environment, our health and our energy consumption. In Florida, light pollution is causing serious issues for wildlife, especially migrating animals like birds, sea turtles, butterflies and bees. How can you help? Steven Miller, from International Dark-Sky Association, will cover this topic, sharing ways you can combat light pollution even in your own backyard.
This program is presented by Steven Miller and hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation in collaboration with IDEAS For Us.
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About the Program Presenter
Steven Miller is a photographer in Orlando, Florida. Not just any photographer, Miller includes night sky portraits for his clients! He makes sure to bring his laser pointer to point out constellations and also illustrate the skyglow domes surrounding the area. He brings people out to International Dark-Sky places in Florida and shares information about the International Dark-Sky Association to everyone he works with. Miller is interested in implementing a yard-sign program that identifies homes with dark sky friendly lighting.
About the Presenting Organizations
About the International Dark-Sky Association
The International Dark-Sky Association is the recognized authority on light pollution and is the leading organization combating light pollution worldwide. To learn more, please visit https://www.darksky.org/
About IDEAS Hive and IDEAS For Us
The IDEAS Hive is an interdisciplinary, inter-generational community Think + Do Tank developed by IDEAS For Us, an Orlando-based grassroots non-profit organization, which is designed to educate the public about sustainability and help develop ideas into local action projects. The IDEAS Hive meets in communities to grow stakeholders and educate them around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Through seminars, field trips, action projects, and film screenings, the IDEAS Hive is designed to transform communities to advance positive change.