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Sustainability - Complete
This course will look at the challenges and opportunities for mitigating problems associated with light pollution and our exposure to artificial light. From better lighting design to the need for developing new environmental policies that regulate the over-use of artificial light, this course will explore ways that a new generation of practitioners in multiple fields can address the global challenge of light pollution. Students will learn about the emerging research on artificial light exposure and its impact on human health, animal health, public safety, and our loss of access to the night skies in the majority of the developed world. The course will include some field work, including learning how to use new drone technology to measure lighting impacts in communities inside and outside of Salt Lake City.