The North Carolina Section of the International Dark-Sky Association represents North Carolina's first significant consolidated effort to reduce the sources of light pollution and light trespass in our local skies. We are losing our heritage of starry night skies. Terrestrial lights shining inefficiently into the night sky threaten to destroy the spectacular views the heavens offer. Even worse, this "light pollution" wastes energy and provides no benefit to society.
“North Carolina Section of the International Dark-Sky Association,” ibiblio catalog, accessed December 8, 2013, http://ibiblio.org/catalog/items/show/3857.