Become a Building Partner

Building Partners agree to our Building Partner Commitment, as outlined below. 

If your organization would like to be recognized as a Lights Out Heartland Business Partner, please enroll your building.

Building Partner Commitment

Building Owners Can Take Action in May and September – Midnight to Sunrise

The Mississippi Flyway is used by 60% (over 325 species) of North American songbirds as a migration highway in the spring and fall. Lights Out Heartland calls on owners of buildings to help protect birds during the high migration intensity months of May and September. Lights Out Heartland recommends these five actions to reduce light pollution and save birds - while also saving energy and money!!

Lights Out Heartland recognizes that not all actions may be possible for a specific building due to safety, security, or other constraints. Cumulatively these actions will minimize light pollution from enrolled buildings and help to provide safe passage for migratory birds.

  1. Turn off exterior decorative lighting, leaving security lighting on as needed.
  2. Turn off lights or draw shades to block interior lighting that can be seen from the outside, especially on upper floors.
  3. Dim or reduce lobby or atrium lighting, especially after business hours.
  4. Moderate necessary indoor or exterior lighting on timers or motion sensors so those areas are lit only as needed.
  5. Limit exterior lighting to the ground level, through down-shielding or moderating lighting controls.

Your organization agrees that "recognition information" sent to us can be posted on this website and websites of "Lights Out Heartland Partners". If you are unable to provide your organization's logo during this submission, you can complete the form without sending the logo and send it us later by email.

Our Building Partners

Below is a list of our building partners

03/13/2023Clayton City Hall10 N. Bemiston AveClaytonMO63105
04/11/2022Washington University in St. Louis - South 40 Camp6515 Wydown BlvdSt. LouisMO63105
04/11/2022Washington University in St. Louis - Danforth Camp1 Brookings DrSt. LouisMO63105
12/31/2021Webster Groves Presbyterian Church45 W. Lockwood AveWebster GrovesMO63119
12/15/2021Saint Louis Zoo - Forest Park CampusOne Government DriveSt. LouisMO63110
08/17/2021Wildlife Rescue Center1128 New Ballwin RoadBallwinMO63021
05/13/2021St. Louis County - Administration Building41 S. Central Ave.ClaytonMO63105
05/13/2021St. Louis County - Court House105 S. Central Ave.ClaytonMO63105
05/13/2021St. Louis County - Public Health6121 North Hanley Rd.BerkeleyMO63134
05/13/2021St. Louis County - Transportation and Public Works1050 N. Lindbergh Blvd.St. LouisMO63132
05/13/2021St. Louis County - Justice Center100 S. Central AveClaytonMO63105
05/11/2021Central Library - St. Louis Public Library1301 Olive StreetSt. LouisMO63103
09/01/2020Burroughs Audubon Society of Greater Kansas City300 SW West Park RoadBlue SpringsMO64105
09/01/2020Missouri River Bird Observatory27331 Highway WWMarshallMO65340
09/01/2020Gateway Arch National Park11 N. 4th StreetSt. LouisMO63102

Our Goal

Turn lights out during bird migration to help birds travel safe.

LEARN MORE: Scientific evidence suggests that artificial light at night has negative and deadly effects on many creatures including amphibians, birds, mammals, insects and plants. Learn more at or