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Lights Out Houston

Help Us Reduce Bird Collisions!

Lights Out Houston is a voluntary effort to reduce unnecessary lighting in our region during evening hours. The program saves money, conserves energy, and improves the well-being of the hundreds of bird species that migrate through our area every spring and fall. Lights Out Houston is also part of a broader campaign, furthered with the support of the American Bird Conservancy, to reduce unnecessary lighting throughout the United States and Canada. Houston is joining Chicago, Toronto, New York, and other cities in leading the campaign to prevent bird mortality while conserving energy and saving money.

The goal of Houston Audubon is to increase participation in the Lights Out program both in our area and nationally. Small steps can make a significant impact. You can help by asking at work whether your employer is aware of the program - this is an opportunity for businesses to save money. Suggest that your employer contact the building manager to join the program. Mention the program to friends and colleagues, and reduce lighting in your own homes.

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