Dutch want less light nuisance

17th October 2007, Comments 0 comments

17 October 2007, UTRECHT – Nine out of ten Dutch citizens want advertising lights out at night. This emerged from a survey conducted among 1,000 Dutch individuals by marketing research agency Tangram on behalf of the Netherlands Society for Nature and the Environment and the Provincial Environmental Federations. The results of the survey were published on Tuesday.

17 October 2007

UTRECHT – Nine out of ten Dutch citizens want advertising lights out at night. This emerged from a survey conducted among 1,000 Dutch individuals by marketing research agency Tangram on behalf of the Netherlands Society for Nature and the Environment and the Provincial Environmental Federations. The results of the survey were published on Tuesday.

The survey shows that the Dutch don’t want advertising on lighting masts, illumination of churches, monuments, town halls and office buildings during the night. Of the Dutch population, 88.9 percent (advertising lights) and 86.5 percent (decorative outdoor lighting) feel it would be a good idea if these artificial lights were switched off at night.

The organisations want the government and municipalities to quickly draw up rules to ban advertising and decorative lights between midnight and 6.00 a.m..

The majority of the respondents (77 percent) wants the government to draw up rules to put a halt on the increase in advertising and decorative lights. Only 8 percent believe that the government should not interfere in this matter. The most important reason respondents cited energy saving and a reduction of light nuisance.

On 27 October the organisations will organise the third Night of the Nights with activities across the country.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news

 

 

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