Protecting the Natural Sounds and Night Skies of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
“Preserving dark skies isn’t necessarily about the environment, and it doesn’t have to come at the cost of economic development,” says John Barentine, program manager for IDA. “Fundamentally, it’s about being a good neighbor. Respect for one’s neighbors means being considerate with the use of one’s own property, whether commercial or residential. By simply containing light at night to that property, using the right amount for the task, and being mindful of the hours of night it’s in use, we can have dark skies, good relations among neighbors, and the right conditions for growing business opportunities.”
Read more: http://www.knoxmercury.com/2016/06/29/protecting-natural-sounds-night-skies-great-smoky-mountains-national-park/
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