Every year, IDA supports thousands of people all around the world in their effort to protect the natural nighttime environment. By working together, we have achieved a lot. This year we certified our 200th International Dark Sky Place, reached over 1 million people during International Dark Sky Week, released the State of the Science Report, supported dark sky proclamations in more than 25 jurisdictions, welcomed new chapters in the UK, Taiwan, and Alabama, advanced a Europe-wide light pollution initiative, and more!
In the year ahead, we will build on this momentum and strengthen our support of action-takers—the dark sky heroes. There are many reasons to support dark sky protection. Maybe you care about wildlife in your neighborhood. Or you want your family to get a good night’s sleep under a dark sky. Or you care about reducing energy use and fighting climate change. Maybe you simply love the awe-inspiring view of the Milky Way.
Your support of our year-end campaign means we can continue to grow the dark sky movement, support more heroes, and roll back light pollution. Please consider making a special year-end gift to support dark sky protection and help us meet our fundraising goal. A generous group of dark sky donors will match all donations, up to $50,000, received before December 31.
Give today at darksky.org/hero or navigate to the link in our bio.
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