Anjelica is a senior in the Visual Communication Design program at Arizona State University. She is passionate about the intersection of design and sustainability and has worked at ASU’s luminosity lab imagining solutions for a more sustainable future. She has worked on design projects such as: brand, print, web, and strategy. Outside of her professional work she enjoys spending time outside, rock climbing, drinking coffee and movies.
Light pollution is an environmental pollutant that brightens the night sky by artificial light. Like noise pollution, light pollution is a form of waste energy that can cause adverse effects and degrade environmental quality. It has a disruptive effect on natural cycles and inhibits the observation of stars and planets. This directly affects our ecology, human health, energy, and infrastructure and although the electric light can be a great resource, like carbon dioxide emissions and plastic, too much of a good thing can negatively impact the environment. The good news is that in comparison to other atmospheric pollutants light pollution has concrete solutions and there is still time to restore the night sky.