International Dark-sky Association

Join the Colorado chapter of the International Dark-sky Association in our efforts to preserve the natural night sky.

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Dark Sky Places Fund

Class

Environment 

Beneficiaries

General population

Description

The Colorado chapter of the IDA awards funds to current and prospective IDA Dark Sky Places for lighting retrofits and other expenses related to the Place's IDA Dark Sky Place designation. For further information about the IDA's Dark Sky Places Program, see https://www.darksky.org/our-work/conservation/idsp/.

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Evidence of Program's Success

See https://www.darksky.org/our-work/conservation/idsp/ for a list of Dark Sky Places in the world, and https://idacolorado.xyz/our-work/dark-sky-places/ for a list of Dark Sky Places in Colorado.

Citizen Science and Outreach

Class

Environment 

Beneficiaries

General population

Description

The program creates and promotes Citizen Science projects to get kids and adults involved in our night sky.

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Evidence of Program's Success

See https://idacolorado.xyz/.

Lights Out Colorado

Class

Animal-Related 

Beneficiaries

Animals
General population

Description

Lights Out Colorado is a program to help migrating birds by limiting light pollution during spring and fall bird migration seasons.

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Evidence of Program's Success

A state-wide public outreach campaign has reached people in every county of Colorado. 357 people have pledged to support and advocate for Lights Out Colorado in their communities. The regional and many local Audubon chapters have added support by lobbying with their local governments for the changes needed to reduce light pollution and help migratory birds in Colorado.

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