Episode 75-EP - Voices in the Wilderness

Just like we’ve been saying all along, Todd doesn’t want to take away everyone’s light at night. He just wants people to be mindful and reasonable about lowering light pollution. He removed the carriage light above his own garage many years ago. Sure they look nice and classy, but they blast light everywhere. And just like Christmas lights, they don’t need to be on at three in the morning while everyone’s asleep. Todd Burlet is a Delegate for DarkSky International, which has been the world’s leading authority on light pollution since 1988, and the President and Board Member of Starry Skies North, the Minnesota and Mid-Continent chapter of DarkSky International. Starry Skies North is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit corporation engaged in educational outreach and advocacy in support of their mission to protect the sky, the earth, and all life from Light Pollution. Todd initiated and leads the Mid-Continent Chapter Incubator, a Starry Skies North initiative to support dark-sky advocates in the mid-continent region, which includes 6 states and two Canadian provinces, by providing them tools, training, online resources, and a support community to assist them in their outreach efforts, and to help launch new DarkSky chapters. Todd is a member of the American Astronomical Society, the Union of Concerned Scientists, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Society for Light and Lighting.