Many of us can recall a time when more stars were visible in the night sky. The cause, a steady increase in energy waste in the form of artificial light at night (ALAN), has been shown to be increasing at an unsustainable rate of 2.2% per year in the United States. This disruption of our once pristine nighttime environment, as indicated by the disappearance of the Milky Way to more than 80% of US residents, has deep and profound consequences to all living creatures. Light pollution and its impact on nocturnal pollinators, diurnal species such as monarch butterflies, agriculture, human health, stargazing, energy waste and the environment as a whole must be considered by decision makers at all levels when transportation and lighting projects are planned. Fortunately, best practices have been developed and nighttime-friendly lighting products are now readily available. We will highlight a case study in Pepperell, MA where, by considering the latest science, a synergy was created between the public, the lighting designers and the Town government. This project resulted in LED streetlights that reduced a significant amount of electricity consumption, glare, trespass, skyglow and biologically harmful blue light that is associated with circadian rhythm disruption in many species. This example is already being mimicked in locations across the US and is easily scalable for any-sized lighting project.