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Light pollution as an emerging environmental issue

20 October - 6pm AEDT

Light pollution is an emerging priority for policy and practice. With a disproportionate exposure for racial/ethnic minorities, light pollution cannot just be simply considered on exposure levels, as this misses the impacts of lost connections that generations have established with dark skies. It can therefore be argued that dark equitable access to dark skies is an environmental justice issue on its own.

This presentation by Youth Ambassador Gabriella Allegretto summarises research that has been conducted on the importance of dark skies and the impacts of light pollution from a holistic perspective. It proposes a nuanced understanding of environmental justice issues surrounding light pollution and access to dark skies 

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