Chautauqua Dark Sky Initiative
Chautauqua Property Owners Association (CPOA) Outdoor Lighting-Dark Sky Committee members Bill Neches, John Dilley, Terry McGowan, and Naomi Miller tell the story of Chautauqua's initiative to improve lighting for property owners and the quest to become recognized by the International Dark Sky Association as a certified dark sky community.
In addition, John Shedd, Chautauqua Institution's Vice President of Campus Planning and Operations; Michael Starks, Superintendent of Chautauqua Utility District; Angela James, President of Chautauqua Bird, Tree & Garden Club; and Mark Wenzler, Director of the Chautauqua Climate Change Initiative shed light on Chautauqua Institution's history of lighting and how upgrading to LEDs around the grounds helps everyone.
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.