Category: night

This Is How To Bring Dark Skies Back In An Increasingly Developed World

“A dark night sky is something we not only all deserve, it’s something that we could very easily have for a relatively small investment. The benefits, in addition to long-term cost savings, education, and the environmental positives, can be taken in all at once by everyone who both lives in, or simply passes through, your town.

And for those of you still asking, “what benefit is that?”

As soon as you encounter your first dark sky community, you’ll see for yourself that there’s no explanation required. To take it all in, just look up.”

When was the last time you saw the Milky Way? If you’re like 99% of the United States or Europe, it wasn’t from your own backyard. While you might assume that’s because we need to have well-lit areas where most of us live, that’s only partially correct. It’s because we choose to have brightly-lit areas to meet our safety and commercial nighttime needs, but there’s a fundamental difference between well-lit and brightly-lit. More than 20 independent communities have taken all the steps necessary to restore darkness to their areas, following the recommendations and getting certified by the IDA: the International Dark Sky Association.

Forget about asking, “why aren’t there more?” Instead, try being the change you want to see, and work to bring dark skies, as well as health and environmental benefits, back to your own community!

This Is How To Bring Dark Skies Back In An Increasingly Developed World

“A dark night sky is something we not only all deserve, it’s something that we could very easily have for a relatively small investment. The benefits, in addition to long-term cost savings, education, and the environmental positives, can be taken in all at once by everyone who both lives in, or simply passes through, your town.

And for those of you still asking, “what benefit is that?”

As soon as you encounter your first dark sky community, you’ll see for yourself that there’s no explanation required. To take it all in, just look up.”

When was the last time you saw the Milky Way? If you’re like 99% of the United States or Europe, it wasn’t from your own backyard. While you might assume that’s because we need to have well-lit areas where most of us live, that’s only partially correct. It’s because we choose to have brightly-lit areas to meet our safety and commercial nighttime needs, but there’s a fundamental difference between well-lit and brightly-lit. More than 20 independent communities have taken all the steps necessary to restore darkness to their areas, following the recommendations and getting certified by the IDA: the International Dark Sky Association.

Forget about asking, “why aren’t there more?” Instead, try being the change you want to see, and work to bring dark skies, as well as health and environmental benefits, back to your own community!