Bird-Friendly Buildings and Dark Sky Campaign

Aug 21, 2:00pm EDT webinar on “Bird Safe Portland: Developing a Bird-friendly Buildings and Dark Sky Campaign” will describe data collection, developing a Resource Guide, and legislative advocacy to integrate Bird Safe measures into Portland’s Green Building Policy and zoning code. It will also discuss tactics, best practices, resources, collaborations and key stakeholders in their urban hazard reduction campaign.  Sponsored by US Fish & Wildlife Service.  Register at This URL.

Light pollution and radio interference at Vienna IAU

The International Astronomical Union’s Commission C.B7 on Protection of Existing and Potential Observatory Sites invites you to a two-day meeting at Kuffner Observatory in Vienna, August 24 and 26, 2018. No registration fee or IAU membership is required. Send poster titles and abstracts to Constance Walker (cwalker[at] by August 1, 2018.

ALAN session at AIA

The Zoological Lighting Institute will host a session on Artificial Light at Night (ALAN) at the American Institute of Architecture’s (AIA) annual convention in New York in June. There will be several topics discussed to place the issue of biodiversity-loss mitigation to the center of architectural sustainability, including bird collisions. This is a great step forward in transforming priorities in architectural sustainability.