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Title: Turn me Off!
Current status: Withdrawn on 22/04/2014
Commission registration number: ECI(2014)000001
Date of registration: 03/02/2014
Registration language: EN / No other languages available
Subject-matter: Prohibit the practice of leaving the lights on in shops and offices when unoccupied.
Main objectives: Through this initiative, we seek to: (1) save energy, (2) limit light pollution, (3) stop invasive advertising across the whole of the EU. Switching the light off when you are not there is common sense. And yet too many shops and offices have their lights on at night or on weekends when they are unoccupied. We would like this to stop. We are not trying to make our streets completely dark. We do believe in street lighting because it has a purpose - it keeps us safe. We simply want lighting that doesn't have one to disappear.
Provisions of the Treaties considered relevant by the organisers: Art. 191, Art. 194 TFEU
Organisers / Members of citizens' committee:
  • Representative: Katalin JAKUCS -
  • Substitute: Fabian LADDA -
  • Other members: Valeria DRIGO, Magali-Louise LAFEBER, Manuela GALAN, Manuela Petruta GHEOLDUS, Aristidis-Alain THEOFILOU
Draft legal act:
Sources of support and funding: