Light Pollution: Standing up to seek help!
1. Make the Town Council your friend
Write to your town council clearly and politely to explain the various benefits of good lighting and how it would benefit the residents. They would be more than willing to listen to you. You would also need to be familiar with the topic first; further readings on light pollution can be obtained under the Resources section. Also, you can write to other government agencies to give them suggestions on how to reduce light pollution
2. Start at home
Ensure that no lights (if you live in landed-property buildings) are poorly shielded and cause light to spill into neighbours' homes. This could include security lights. Glare is extremely detrimental to others and it also affects tht production of melatonin in the body, the chemical that induces sleep. Be a good neighbour by ensuring that all lights point downwards.
3. Launch awareness campaigns at your workplace or in your neighbourhood
Many people are unaware of this problem. Be the first to spearhead the campaign against light pollution by starting awareness campaigns. Once they understand the benefits of a light-pollution free environment, they would be more willing to participate in light-pollution prevention programmes. The key to the success of reducing light pollution is awareness, and this is the way.
Below is a sample poster created by the lightpollutionsg webmaster that can be used to highlight and raise awareness of light pollution.