Apr 3, 2020 • 8M

County Council Candidate Aaron Dekeyzer Talks Dark Skies - #plugintodevin

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Guest: Aaron Dekeyzer Office Sought: SL County Council 6 Issue: Dark Skies Light pollution is growing at twice the rate of human population. As cities transition to LEDs in the name of energy efficiency (which they should), they often overlook the unintended consequences that those have on human and environmental health. And now, the first generation has been born that will never experience the Milky Way. Fortunately, you can do something about it! Follow these two fundamental dark-sky principles: 1) only light your intended area when you need it by using a full-cutoff fixture, and 2) use bulbs with a color temperature of 3,000 Kelvin or fewer (think soft white, or warm yellow). You can also inquire with your city about their lighting ordinance. If you would like assistance on working to ensure that it is appropriate, you can connect with the Utah Chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association at utah.darksky.ngo Bio: Aaron Dekeyzer has the passion to connect with voters and a strategy to win the election for Salt Lake County Council! A native of the valley, he currently serves as the Chair of the following organizations: Sandy City Sustainability Focus Group, Utah Society for Environmental Education, and International Dark-Sky Association Utah Chapter. Aaron has a Masters Degree in Ecopsychology and a certificate in Smart City Design and Technology from MIT. Aaron is a Realtor at Living Wasatch with Equity Real Estate. He holds the GREEN Designation, and focuses on educating his clients on the benefits of a green lifestyle. He loves spending time in his boys’ classrooms teaching ecological principles and networking with teachers. When he is not working in the community, Aaron enjoys photographing birds and stars, hiking and skiing, playing chess, and rocking out to concerts in gardens. He is so grateful to his wife and three sons for their support, and looks forward to having yours! Twitter: @aaronslco Facebook: http://facebook.com/aaronforcountycouncil Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-dekeyzer-44ba7668