International Dark Sky Week draws attention to the widespread environmental impacts of light pollution and promotes simple solutions to solve it. Learn more about International Dark Sky Week.
In order to help you spread the word about light pollution, we’ve put together the following resources for you. Check back regularly, as we’ll be adding more.
Everybody can do something to stop light pollution and now we have a postcard explaining exactly what YOU can do! The front has our Dark Sky Week logo and the back has colorful infographics giving people simple solutions to help protect the night sky.
IDA has created a captivating infographic that breaks down the data on the amount of energy and money wasted due to bad lighting in an easy-to-understand manner. Share this image on social media, via email or download and print them out to distribute at your next event.
Sample Dark Sky Week Press Release
Have an event you want to promote for Dark Sky Week? Use our sample press release as a template.
Traveling Pop-Up Displays
You can check out one or all of our six traveling pop-up displays. They’re easy to assemble and come in six different themes: “Heritage of Our Night Sky,” “Light Pollution and Wildlife,” “Artificial Light at Night and Human Health,” “Lighting and Energy Waste,” “Lighting and Safety,” and “Solutions.” We ship our ever-popular pop-up displays to you for free and only ask that you pay the return postage when shipping them back.
- Artificial Light at Night and Human Health
- Heritage of Our Night Sky
- Light Pollution and Wildlife
- Lighting and Safety
- Lighting and Energy Waste
You can use our IDA general brochure to help spread the word about light pollution. It provides an overview of the effects of light pollution and offers suggestions and solutions.
We can either send you the printed brochures or you can use the high-resolution PDF to print them yourself.
Our IDA rack card is a 4” x 9,” one-sheet informational resource that can be placed in high-foot-traffic areas, such as libraries, community centers and bookstores. If you know of places in your community where our rack cards would be appropriate, then please be sure to download the high-resolution PFD for printing or request copies to be sent to you.
To request our traveling pop-up displays or copies of our brochures or rack cards, please contact Susan Ciarniello at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-293-3198.
IDA’s “Losing the Dark” is a free informative six-minute introduction to light pollution that can either be streamed online or downloaded onto your computer.