Connecticut Land Conservation Conference
March 25, 2023, Wesleyan University, Middletown
Usdan Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown.
Light Pollution and Its Effect on Health and the Environment
The workshop will present the impact of excess light pollution environment and humans by the panel moderator, Ms. Thompson. She will also discuss the Gateway Commission’s zoning approach. Architect Misha Semenov-Leiva, Essex alternate commissioner, will discuss ways homes and businesses can reduce the impact of their night lighting on their surroundings. Alan Sheiness, Lyme Land Trust Treasurer, promoter of dark skies and amateur astrophotographer, will discuss the Town of Lyme’s approach and what his organization is doing to protect our night skies. Approaches by other night skies advocates will be presented, too.
Misha Semënov-Leiva, Senior Architect & Sustainability Coordinator,Centerbrook Architects and Planners; Adjunct Professor, University of Hartford, Department of Architecture; Associate Fellow, Trumbull College at Yale University
Alan Sheiness, Treasurer, Lyme Land Trust
Suzanne Thompson, Chair, Connecticut River Gateway Commission
Resources and Handouts
“More than any other, this event galvanizes and strengthens our conservation efforts in Connecticut. We’ve been looking forward to a return to CLCC’s in-person conference for three years. That day is finally here!”
- Stuart Winquist, President, Middlesex Land Trust
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