Lights Out Newtown Square

“Lights Out Newtown Square” is a vital initiative launched by the Newtown Township Environmental Advisory Council and Bird Town Pennsylvania.

This campaign aims to mitigate the dangers migratory birds face due to light pollution. By encouraging residents and businesses to turn off excess outdoor lighting during peak migration seasons, the initiative seeks to reduce the number of fatal bird collisions and contribute to the conservation of these vital members of our ecosystem.

Campaign Details:

  • When: Daily, April 1–May 31
  • Where: Newtown Square and surrounding areas
  • Participation: Free


  • Conservation Effort: Participants are encouraged to minimize outdoor lighting, especially during the night hours of peak bird migration periods.
  • Education and Awareness: The campaign provides valuable information on the impact of light pollution on birds and ways the community can help.
  • Community Involvement: Engaging the local community in conservation efforts promotes a broader understanding and appreciation of biodiversity and ecological balance.

Participating in “Lights Out Newtown Square” is a simple yet impactful way to contribute to the protection of migratory birds. It’s an initiative that highlights the importance of collective action in addressing environmental challenges and showcases how small changes can make a significant difference.

To join the initiative, residents and businesses are encouraged to turn off or dim non-essential exterior lighting from dusk to dawn during the migration season. It’s an easy step that can save birds’ lives and also contribute to energy conservation.

By supporting “Lights Out Newtown Square,” you’re helping to create safer migration routes for birds and participating in a global movement towards more bird-friendly communities. This campaign is a call to action for all of us to consider the impact of our daily activities on wildlife and to take steps towards more sustainable practices.

For more information on how to participate, visit