Aims of the Dark Skies Cumbria Project This isn’t about getting rid of all lighting, just bad wasteful lights. Good lighting can serve a security and safety purpose and make people feel safer out at night. Expand Celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of Dark Skies and inspire individuals communities, businesses and organisations to reduce their own lighting footprint; Prevent more light pollution from insensitive new development and infrastructure; Reduce existing light pollution levels in target locations and pilot communities; Support and promote Dark Sky Reserves across Cumbria; and Work with other Dark Sky Parks, Reserves and other dark sky places across the country to secure effective legislation and guidance to reduce/prevent light pollution. This isn’t about getting rid of all lighting, just bad wasteful lights. Good lighting can serve a security and safety purpose and make people feel safer out at night. But we can make it work so much better for ourselves and the environment. Thoughtful consideration to selection and installation of light fixtures, and use of energy efficient technologies can both reduce our carbon footprint and save money. For a good summary of light pollution issues see CPRE's 2016 report: Night Blight: Mapping England’s light pollution and dark skies.