Lights Out Indy
During 2008, the Amos Butler Audubon Society awarded a $1,500 grant to the Lights Out Indy initiative. The purpose of the program is to reduce the amount of lighting in downtown Indianapolis during critical migration months to reduce bird mortality. Excess lighting causes birds to become confused and once trapped in a highly developed area they frequently collide with buildings. According to the USFWS, building collisions result in the death of at least 100 million birds each year. In addition to a reduction in bird mortality, Lights Out Indy will result in cost savings to participating building owners and managers through a decrease in the amount of energy consumed. In other words, everyone wins!
In Spring 2009, a committee of volunteers began work on making Lights Out Indy a reality. The City of Indianapolis is a partner in the initiative and will help promote the program. More details and contact information can be found on the Lights Out Indy website at www.lightsoutindy.org.
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