This is something about which I have been trying to raise awareness for many years. In 1994 I published a letter in the BAA Journal outlining the ecologic effects of light pollution:
http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu//ful ... 3.000.html
In this article I pointed out that this was a green issue, and that other environmental organisations should get on board. I have tried several times in the past to encourage organisations like Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, the WWF and the CPRE, but apart from the CPRE that recognised the threat, they showed absolutely no interest.
Unfortunately they couldn't make the connection, which is very sad. The WWF even allows manufacturers of bad lighting to advertise in its magazine. Light pollution is a very serious environmental problem that is more dangerous than we realise. It has already done considerable damage, rendering much of the UK sterile in urban areas. Commercial interests that promote lighting should be given short shrift.
Those involved in campaigns against light pollution should continue to take it up with environmental organisations. Once they have taken it on board, then we shall have a broader powerbase from which to campaign against it.