Raising Eco Minimalists

What is light pollution (and why is it a problem) with Caitlin Johnson - Ep. 13

July 21, 2021 Laura Durenberger Season 1 Episode 13
Raising Eco Minimalists
What is light pollution (and why is it a problem) with Caitlin Johnson - Ep. 13
Show Notes

Artificial light pollution at night - what is it? Why is it a problem - especially for us and our kids? In this week's episode, I'm talking with Caitlin Johnson, founder of the Twin Cities (Minnesota) chapter of the International Dark Sky Organization.

Here are the questions we answer and topics we cover:

  • What is light pollution (specifically artificial light pollution at night)?
  • Why is artificial light pollution at night bad?
  • How does light pollution affect humans? What about pollinators, birds, bats, and other creatures?
  • What can we do to reduce artificial light pollution at night?
  • Resources for reducing artificial light pollution at night
  • Lights at night and safety: how can we find a balance?
  • How can our kids get involved?


I LOVE this episode, because the resources and action items are super easy, absolutely do-able, and for some of them, include things you're already doing (like buying lightbulbs).


Resources mentioned in this episode (some links may contain affiliate links, which helps support our amazing guests and this podcast):




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