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!
What Others Say About Why They Support IDA
- IDA Co-Founder, Tim Hunter
Co-Founder Tim Hunter shares his hope of restoring urban and suburban skies. “The challenge is daunting,” he says, “but the solution is within our reach.”
- IDA Board Member, Kellie Pendoley
An environmental scientist, marine turtle biologist, and IDA board member, Kellie shares her passion for protecting newly hatched marine turtles from the disorienting effects of artificial light, and her belief that “all living things on earth need and deserve a dark sky.”
- Executive Director, Scott Feierabend
Scott talks about the loss of the night sky around the world and our work in protecting this important natural resource.
- Associate Director of Philanthropy, Keith Ashley
Keith shares the origins of his appreciation for the night; becoming enamored with a pair of barred owls and the magic of the night.
- IDA Volunteer, Sriram Murali
Sriram Murali is the creator of the award-winning video, Lost in Light, and a passionate advocate for IDA. Listen to a story from his childhood about the night, identity, and our place in the world.
- IDA Communications Volunteer, Lauren Scorzafava
Lauren shares how she became aware of the night sky as a resource worth protecting.
- IDA Social Media Volunteer, Paras Pirzada
Paras shares a heart-warming appeal for the night.
- Wildlife Biologist, Dash Feierabend
Many animals are adapted to living their lives in the dark and they’re not able to flip an evolutionary switch whenever we flip on a light switch.
- Graphic Artist, Kerem Asfuroglu
Kerem shares his graphic meditation on what light pollution means for progress.
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.
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.