In a full room, Debra Lazar Pearl of the Illinois Coalition for Responsible Outdoor Lighting gave an informative lecture about outdoor lighting practices. Her lecture incorporated images of commonly seen lighting practices, highlighting both the good and the ugly. This was followed by a lively discussion about energy conservation, and "good neighbor" lighting practices. In short, the message was simple: Use only the necessary amount of light where you need it for comfort and safety. Anything else is waste.
This lecture, the first event co-sponsored by Citizens for Glen Ellyn Preservation and the Glen Ellyn Cool Cities Coalition, attracted Village Trustees and concerned citizens.
The Coalition for Responsible Outdoor Lighting has more information at http://www.illinoislighting.org/