The Stargazers Group of Mississauga

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Update

Following a light pollution presentation to Environmental Advisory Committee by Randy Attwood, President of the Mississauga Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, on June 3, 2008,  a Corporate Report dated May 26, 2009 from the Commissioner of Transportation and Works was presented to the Committee.  The Corporate Report calls for a pilot project that with LED and induction lighting that reduce energy consumption and provide safe sky-friendly lighting.  The pilot project from the middle of February, 2011 until the end of April, 2011 on Mavis Road between Dundas Street and The Queensway, and on Falconer Drive between Matlock Avenue and Creditview Road. 

Mike Cormier and Paul G. Brandon presented on June 1, 2010 to the Environmental Advisory Committee concerning light pollution in Mississauga.

 

Light Pollution

"...whose effects scientists are only now beginning to study.  Light pollution is largely the result of bad lighting design, which allows artificial light to shine outward and upward into the sky, where it's not wanted, instead of focusing it downward, where it is.  Ill-designed lighting washes out the darkness of night and radically alters the light levels - and light rhythms - to which many forms of life, including ourselves, have adapted.  Wherever human light spills into the natural world, some aspect of life - migration, reproduction, feeding - is affected...Of all pollutions we face, light pollution is perhaps the most easily remedied.  Simple changes to lighting design and installation yield immediate changes in the amount of light spilled into the atmosphere and, often, immediate energy savings."

from Verlyn Klinkenborg's article The End of Night - Why We Need Darkness as published in National Geographic, November 2008 available in full at http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/11/light-pollution/klinkenborg-text

 

The Stargazers' Group of Mississauga Light Pollution website
See some streetlights on 24 hours a day - help us get them turned off during the day

As you may notice, there are many streetlights on during the day, sometimes even whole streams of streetlights on one side of the road that are on all day, every day.  Use this form to inform Enersouce Mississauga to get these streetlights fixed so they are only on during the night.  Make sure the tell them that the lights are on during the day, as they concentrate on lights that are off during the night.  REPORT STREETLIGHTS ON!

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