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Why Support IDA?

Young Man sitting on cliff gain up at the Milky Way in Borrego Springs California

Borrego Springs, Calf. Photo by Micheal Shainblum.

The International Dark-Sky Association is the only international organization in the world whose sole purpose is to preserve and protect our night skies.

Since our founding nearly 30 years ago, we have become the leading advocate and recognized authority for protecting the nighttime environment. And it’s all because of our generous supporters – members and donors alike!

When you support IDA, you are helping to:

  • Protect Wildlife and Ecosystems
    We work with conservation experts and park officials to minimize the ecological impact of artificial lighting in natural areas, protecting habitats and wildlife.
  • Promote Eco-Friendly Outdoor Lighting »
    Our Fixture Seal of Approval program certifies outdoor lighting fixtures that protect the night sky.
  • Recognize and Preserve Dark Sky Places »
    The International Dark Sky Places conservation program recognizes and promotes excellent stewardship of the night sky. We have certified dozens of these extraordinary Places worldwide.
  • Foster Education and Outreach »
    We educate communities and public officials about light pollution and provide specific solutions for minimizing its negative effects through our public outreach programs.
  • Assist Parks and Protected Areas »
    IDA helps parks replace their bad lighting by providing eco-friendly options depending on need, and in some cases for free.

We Can’t Do it Without You!

More than half of our annual operating budget comes from our supporters … folks like you! Our generous members and donors are the lifeblood of our organization and represent a worldwide family of supporters who are united in their passion to protect the night skies.

We are so incredibly grateful to our committed community of night sky advocates.

And We Would Love for You to Become a Part of it!

Let’s work together to protect the night skies. Become a member or donate now and join our family of passionate supporters.