DarkSky's mission

DarkSky International restores the nighttime environment and protects communities from the harmful effects of light pollution through outreachadvocacy, and conservation.

Artificial light at night has revolutionized the way we live and work outdoors, but it has come at a price. When used indiscriminately, outdoor lighting can disrupt wildlife, impact human health, waste money, and energy, contribute to climate change, and block our view of the universe.

DarkSky International promotes win-win solutions that allow people to appreciate dark, star-filled skies while enjoying the benefits of responsible outdoor lighting.