Reducing light and noise pollution

Reducing light and noise pollution

Light and noise pollution can be a significant source of disturbance and stress both to the environment, to the wildlife that populates our territory, and to the local community. Paying attention to the impact our daily activities can have on the environment is therefore more important than ever and represents a responsible choice towards the ecosystem, the community and our guests.

By adopting good practices and small gestures, you can help reduce light and/or noise pollution in your destination:

  • Remember to switch off lights when not needed;
  • Replace any damaged bulbs or spotlights in favour of low energy light sources;
  • Properly design the distribution of lighting fixtures within your facility to ensure less light impact while eliminating any uncomfortable visual conditions; 
  • Switch off any noisy devices when unnecessary;
  • Remind guests to keep the volume of televisions, radios and other noise sources appropriate to the location and time of day;
  • Encourage the use of bicycles and quieter, sustainable means of transport where possible;
  • At outdoor initiatives or events, make sure to comply with noise pollution regulations;
  • Promote a respectful and responsible approach to nature and the environment, inviting people to enjoy the sounds of nature and our mountains to the fullest.  


In the Province of Trento, the discipline of the subject 'outdoor lighting systems, energy saving and light pollution' is dictated by the provincial law no. 16 of 3 October 2007, by its implementing regulation, approved by the presidential decree no. 2-34/Leg. of January 2010, and by the provincial intervention plan for the prevention and reduction of light pollution, as per art. 4 of the law no. 16/2007.

The objectives of Law 16/2007 are:

  • To preserve the night and starry sky as a heritage of the entire population;
  • Reduce energy consumption and improve the efficiency of outdoor lighting installations;
  • Standardise design criteria to limit light pollution;
  • Protecting the research and scientific dissemination activities carried out by astronomical and other scientific observatories in the province;
  • Developing training and awareness-raising actions on light pollution and energy saving in outdoor lighting installations;
  • Protecting and preserving natural ecosystems, ecological balances and the natural rhythms of animal and plant species, especially in the protected areas present in the province.

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