Southboro Open Land Foundation

people looking over meadow at sunset

Preservation of Dark Skies

Light pollution is an ever growing problem as land is continuously developed. Without an eye towards the future, open land conservation, and responsible lighting choices, we’ll lose what little we have left on the planet for truly dark skies.

The advent of LED lighting, although promising for energy conservation, brings with it the potential to do more damage to the environment if we’re not careful.

At May 2021 Annual Town Meeting, voters passed an article to update the language in the Outdoor Illumination Bylaw. In particular, new street lighting must have a correlated color temperature no greater than 3000 Kelvin.

Learn more about the Dark Skies initiative from our SOLF trustee Destin Heilman at