Greener Frick <3 Safer Skies

Did you know that 80% of the world’s population cannot see the Milky Way in their own backyard because of community light pollution?

Not only do we lose our feeling of awe and wonder that a sky full of stars inspires, but light pollution is also harmful to many of our furry and feathered friends – our neighborhood songbirds and nocturnal critters.

Artificial up-lighting is particularly harmful to migrating birds. Each year, more than 100,000 birds pass through Pittsburgh, mostly at night. City lights can throw them off course, increase building collisions, or cause birds to fly in circles until they are exhausted.

The good news is that light pollution is completely reversible!

With your help, the Frick is making lighting changes that will have big impacts for you and all our neighbors…especially the ones with four feet or feathers!

Give today $5, $10, $20 – and help us complete our work to make our campus lighting more energy efficient and International Dark-Sky Association compliant. Make a donation and add your name to our growing flock of supporters on display in the Grable Visitors Center.

Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous local foundation. Double your impact!