Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who Are We?

We are a group of concerned citizens, just like you, who are attempting to assist the government in making better decisions on lighting to Protect our Dark Sky.

Why Do We Do It?

The Dark Sky is crucial for every part of nature. Natural rhythm patterns are required for every form of life, and disruption to those rhythms throws every part of the natural world into chaos.

Artificial lighting has huge impacts on how plants grow, how insects travel, how birds and bats follow the insects, how migrations lanes for mammals work,  how depredation happens and even how pest animals move into city environments.

It also has an impact on the people exposed to the light in how they function and rest and how brain chemistry is impacted.

How Can I Get Involved?

You can be more involved by signing and sharing our petition and by joining us in the conversation and activities on Social Media.

We have a Protecting the Dark Sky Petition on that is going to the government bodies requesting they rethink the proposed lighting on the Calgary South West Ring Road.

You can find interactive conversation and updates on our Facebook Group Page .

You can stay in touch with us on Twitter @ProtectDark

We will have more means of connecting soon.