This current week is Earth Week, but did you also know it is International Dark-Sky Week too? These two events share similar messages and are closely linked.
International Dark-Sky Week, part of the International Dark-Sky Associate (IDA), runs from April 20-26. The ultimate message of this week is to use lighting more efficiently in our everyday lives, especially at night. It raises awareness of the light pollution impacts on both the human and wildlife populations.
“This isn’t just an astronomy thing,” states Scott Kardel, the Managing Director of the IDA. There is more to it as seen by studies done that show there are effects on migratory birds and turtles from light pollution .
For more information on International Day-Sky Week and its importance, read the full story here.