Working toward legislation to curb light pollution in Illinois.
Our Coalition Partners are organizations and individuals with whom we share common concerns about our environment and our society's responsibility to care for our planet and all living things on it. We support our Partner's efforts to promote responsible stewardship of the planet, and to educate the public on subjects of environment and apprecialtion of the natural sciences, and they share our concerns regarding the misuse of manmade light at night.
We are a member organization in the Chicago Wilderness regional alliance.
Our Team Members
Our coalition is a not-for-profit corporation run by a group of Illinois citizens from diverse backgrounds who have joined together to work for one common cause: Helping the State of Illinois to become a model for modern, responsible outdoor illumination for not only the rest of the United States, but for the world. Our executive board includes:
Debra Briggs Luginbuhl - Debra is a "Founding Father" of the Village of Homer Glen, incorporated in 2001. She was co-author of the Village of Homer Glen Outdoor Lighting Ordinance passed in 2007; has served as the Village of Homer Glen Earth Hour coordinator, and Homer Glen Environment Committee/Homer Township stargazing coordinator.
Drew Carhart - A resident of the Naperville area since 1958, Drew was a founding member of the Naperville Astronomical Association (1973). He works in the Insects Division of the Field Museum of Natural History, still helps run the Naperville astronomy organization, and serves as webmaster for this website.
Jeff Gahris - As a twenty year resident of Glen Ellyn, Jeff served on Glen Ellyn’s Environmental Commission. More recently, Jeff organized the Glen Ellyn Cool Cities Coalition, which promotes energy conservation and reduction of “greenhouse” gases. As a member of the Naperville Astronomical Association and the International Dark-sky Association, he has advocated efficient and appropriate use of outdoor lighting.
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