Join the Lights Out Pittsburgh Movement
September 1 – November 15: You can help protect birds during their migratory journey! Turn off all unnecessary lighting, including exterior lights, from midnight to 6 am. With this simple act, you can join the Lights Out Pittsburgh movement and…
- Save Birds: About 100,000 birds pass over the Pittsburgh region in a single night during migration. Bright lighting at night can disorient a bird’s natural sense of navigation, drawing the bird toward the light and often resulting in window collisions. By turning off lights during peak migration, you can help save birds.
- Save Money: Turning off unnecessary lights can reduce your energy consumption, and make a big difference in reducing your energy costs.
- Reduce Carbon Emissions: Reducing your energy consumption by turning off lights can help reduce the emission of harmful greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide.