The city of Salzburg is also participating in Earth Night this year. At 10 p.m. on Tuesday, the lights went out at the castle, cathedral, residence and partners.
Earth Night is a global business. Dealing with the phenomenon of light pollution. The city of Salzburg now participates in this campaign every year. This year, the lights will go out at night from September 7 to 8, that is, from Tuesday to Wednesday. The use of artificial light should be reduced. Because light pollution is not only harmful to human health. It also disturbs plants and birds, and on top of that contributes to wasted energy.
As of 10 p.m., the city will stop lighting about 100 monuments large and small. Thus, the Hohensalzburg castle, the cathedral, the carillon, the residence as well as some fountains (Pegasus Fountain, Papageno Fountain, Wilder Mann Fountain) remain in the dark of night. “The city’s participation in Earth Night 2021 is an important contribution against light pollution. At the same time, we are all called to reduce the use of artificial light on this night – for the sake of our health and nature,” says Martina, environmental and construction consultant Berthold (Citizens List). “Then we can enjoy the starry sky even more.”
Berthold says the city of Salzburg has been dealing with eco-friendly lighting for several years. For example, insect-friendly light is used on the new handrails for Clemens-Holzmeister-Stiege and new floodlights at the North Sports Center.