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Traveling Pop-Up Displaysdisplay_WILDLIFE

You can check out one or all of our six traveling pop-up displays for free. 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.

We also provide high-resolution PDFs of the displays to download for free, so you can have them printed as displays or posters.

To request our traveling pop-up displays please contact Susan Ciarniello at susan@darksky.org or 520-293-3198.

Information Brochures IDA-brochure

We have an IDA general brochure, five topic-specific brochures, and an IDA “rack card” that you can use to help spread the word about light pollution. Our IDA general brochure provides an overview of the effects of light pollution and offers suggestions and solutions. Our other brochures address the more specific impacts of light pollution, including wildlife, safety and security, energy waste, and light at night and human health.

We can either send you the printed brochures or you can use the high-resolution PDFs to print them yourself. To request our printed brochures please contact Susan Ciarniello at susan@darksky.org or 520-293-3198.

IDA Rack CardIDA-9x4-RC

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 susan@darksky.org or 520-293-3198.

“Losing the Dark”losingdark

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.

IDA Basics PowerPoint Presentationbasic-powerpoint

You’re free to download and use this excellent and easy-to-understand Intro to Lighting PowerPoint which is an overview of the negative effects of light pollution on society and the environment.

Talking to Your Neighbors

Have your neighbors installed lighting that shines on your property and leaves you frustrated? We’ve created a sample letter to your neighbor that may help. Be sure to visit our My Neighbor’s Lighting page, too, for more information and suggestions on how to talk to your neighbors about their lighting.

Get Involved

Do you need ideas on how to make a difference your community? Check out our Get Involved page for a variety of tips and resources, and how you can put these to work.