Author: Annette Krop-Benesch

Lights on for Corona!?

Lights on for Corona!?

We are living in dark times. Let’s be honest, this year did not start well. Bush fires in Australia, war-mongering in the Middle East. Then we received news about a virus in China, which now holds the entire world in its grasp. So on top of all the other worries we’ve been having, another, very …

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Do we need to protect the night?

Do we need to protect the night?

During the last weeks, there was basically one topic in terms of environment: climate change. The discussion is very much focused on Greta Thunberg, Fridays for Future, and Extinction Rebellion, and the question is much more, who is paying or manipulating them and if students are actually qualified to discuss something so complex as climate …

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Green gardening around the clock

Green gardening around the clock

If you have a garden, and if you care for the environment, you have probably planted native flowers, created hiding places for all sorts of critters, don’t use pesticides, and much more. There are many thing we can do to create a little but valuable refuge in our backyard, and the number of environmentally aware …

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EU petition No 0362/2018 on the possible adoption of European legislation against light pollution

EU petition No 0362/2018 on the possible adoption of European legislation against light pollution

Please read the petition by Sibylle Schroer from Stars For All. She suggests to limit light emissions to sensible levels and conduct more research on light levels used in outdoor settings. Here is the full petition, if you like to sign, here is the link to the EU petition. Here is a short article about …

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Short film: Light in harmony with human and nature

Short film: Light in harmony with human and nature

It’s always easy to complain if something is bad. However, there is only useful change when someone also has ideas how to make it better. Many communities want to have street lighting that combines cost efficiency, safety, climate protection, and comfortable light.  But the actual outcomes of new street lightings are mostly quite sober. Last …

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