In recent months, somewhat special “clans” have formed in some of the major French cities (Paris, Nantes, Caen, etc.).
Their goal is simple: to denounce the “abusive” use of neon signs in stores by… turning them off.
Indeed; the neon switches are, for the most part, outside the store. All you need is a pole and / or a short ladder to access it.
A sticker is also systematically affixed on the window to warn the merchant of this peaceful and… ecological action!
Their goal is therefore to reduce the light pollution caused by commercial lighting but also to educate traders about the energy savings that could result from a reduction in the duration of lighting of their sign.
Learn more and visit their website: neon clan on the forums