Date: 7/28/20 12:36 pm
From: 'Mike Sefton' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: [birders] Non-bird: Help Prevent Bird Collisions: Tell the Senate to Pass the Bird-Safe Buildings Act!
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> From: "Jennifer Cipolletti, American Bird Conservancy" <info...>
> Date: July 28, 2020 at 1:52:32 PM EDT
> To: <mseft...>
> Subject: Help Prevent Bird Collisions: Tell the Senate to Pass the Bird-Safe Buildings Act!
> Reply-To: "Jennifer Cipolletti, American Bird Conservancy" <info...>
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> Ask the Senate to Make Federal Buildings Safer for Birds!
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> Dear Friend,
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> Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Bird-Safe Buildings Act, a major step forward in our effort to protect birds from collisions with glass and other human structures.
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> This commonsense measure would require federal buildings to incorporate bird-safe design and materials, reducing collisions and potentially saving the lives of millions of birds.
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> This is the farthest the bill has ever progressed, and now it’s heading to the Senate for consideration. To help ensure this historic bill is signed into law, it’s critical that we raise our voices now.
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> Tell your Senators to support the Bird-Safe Buildings Act and make federal buildings safer for birds!
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> Glass collisions claim the lives of up to a billion birds each year in the U.S. — one of the greatest human-caused threats to birds. And the federal government, which oversees nearly 10,000 buildings in the U.S., can play a huge role in reducing these deaths.
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> The Bird-Safe Buildings Act doesn’t just mandate use of bird-friendly materials. It also would supply federal agencies with a design guide, helping to ensure that bird-safe design techniques and materials — like patterned glass — are effectively applied to all federal buildings purchased, built, or significantly altered.
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> The Act would also promote smarter lighting practices, decreasing light pollution, saving energy, and averting nighttime collisions. Making the deal even sweeter, the bill is cost neutral and would be carried out with no additional charge to tax-payers.
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> The federal government can take the lead in protecting birds: Ask your Senators to support the Bird-Safe Buildings Act.
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> Making federal buildings bird-friendly would have a powerful ripple effect, sending a powerful message to the rest of the country that bird collisions can no longer be ignored, and opening the door to a future in which buildings no longer threaten the vitality of America’s birds.
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> Let’s make it happen: Stand up for birds and ask the Senate to pass the Bird-Safe Buildings Act!
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> Sincerely,
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> Jennifer Cipolletti
> Director of Conservation Advocacy
> American Bird Conservancy
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> Photo: Thrush and window by Fo-Toos/Shutterstock
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> CONTACT US
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> American Bird Conservancy
> P.O. Box 249
> The Plains, Virginia 20198
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