Connecticut Audbon Society

State Senate Action Alert: Lights Out

This songbird died after slamming into a building. A Lights Out law in Connecticut could help prevent similar incidents.

May 24, 2023 — The State of Connecticut has a chance to become part of a growing movement to protect birds.

Please ask your state Senator in Hartford to become a co-sponsor of House Bill 6607, “An act concerning the nighttime lighting of state-owned buildings at certain times for the protection of birds.”

This act has already passed the House unanimously. It would require state-owned buildings to turn out exterior lights between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. in April and May, and from August 15 to November 15, each year.

Ask your State Senator to become a co-sponsor.

Why is this important? Birds migrate at night in spring and fall.

A billion birds a year are killed in North America when they fly into buildings. Turning off the lights is a proven way to reduce the number of bird deaths.

The Connecticut Audubon Society is part of a coalition called Lights Out Connecticut. The coalition’s members and grassroots supporters are all pledging to turn out their lights.

This bill would bring the State on board too. It will make a huge difference.

Please click here and send the email we’ve prepared. We’ve written it for you but take a minute or two to put it in your own words or add a personal note.

Thank you for taking action!






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