Source:  Sustainable Wellesley


The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission has long been concerned about the effects of artificial light on our natural environment. Research has shown that artificial light can create light pollution that affects human health, and has adverse consequences for trees and plants, birds, turtles, bats, and even fireflies. To help inform residents about the importance of outdoor lighting, this month we are hosting a workshop with lighting expert Bob Parks of Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance.

Bright Ideas: A Workshop on Smart Outdoor Lighting, with Bob Parks
Including an outdoor demonstration of LED lighting options
Tuesday September 267:00 to 8:30 pm 
Wellesley Free Library
Free and Open to the Public
 Our “Bright Ideas” workshop will help you:
  • Evaluate different types of lighting
  • Choose the correct lighting for your property
  • Make sure your lights improve safety
  • Choose environmentally friendly lights
  • Talk to your neighbors about lighting, and more!
As you may have heard, new streetlights are coming to Wellesley. The Municipal Light Plant is planning to replace the town’s 3,000 cobrahead streetlights with energy and cost saving LED (light emitting diode) fixtures.  This fall, the MLP will pilot these LED fixtures on selected streets to gather public input. Join us at this free workshop to get information that will help you determine the best outdoor lighting for your home and neighborhood.

Click here for more information on outdoor lighting from the Friends of Brookside.

Bright Ideas: A Workshop on Smart Outdoor Lighting
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