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This is a template letter. Fill in your information and send it to your local council or government.

Generic Template Letter

[Insert your address]

[Insert date]

Dear [Insert name of government official – make sure you use correct title, for example, in the UK, you should address them as Mr, Mrs, Dr, Rt. Hon; or in France as M, Mme; or in Italy as Sig., Sig.ra]

I am writing to express my concern about the amount of night time light pollution that is impeding the view of the night sky and preventing citizens from seeing the night sky in its natural state.

When visiting the countryside, it becomes obvious how many more stars become visible in the night sky., while there is less light pollution than towns and cities.

My concern is that not just tax paying citizens, but also children are prevented from experiencing the natural beauty of our universe.

I ask you to raise these concerns with the both local and central government, and recommend switching all street and public lights off from midnight until 5am for one single night of the year. I understand it may not be practical to undertake this initiative on a large scale straight away, so I ask that we have our street lights on the street that I live on turned off for one day of the year.

This will give people everywhere a source of inspiration and encouragement to learn about the universe around them. There is a call to action by the charity Spaceship Earth for a united day where all street lights are turned off for one night of the year to allow people everywhere to experience the universe in its natural state.

Please let me know if you are able to raise this issue with government, and at the very least help us turn off our local street lights on our street.

Yours sincerely,

[Your signature]

[Your printed name]

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