Traveling Pop-Up Displays
You can check out one or all of our six traveling pop-up displays for free. They’re easy to assemble and come in six different themes: “Heritage of Our Night Sky,” “Light Pollution and Wildlife,” “Artificial Light at Night and Human Health,” “Lighting and Energy Waste,” “Lighting and Safety,” and “Solutions.” We ship our ever-popular pop-up displays to you for free and only ask that you pay the return postage when shipping them back.
We also provide high-resolution PDFs of the displays to download for free, so you can have them printed as displays or posters.
- Artificial Light at Night and Human Health
- Heritage of Our Night Sky
- Light Pollution and Wildlife
- Lighting and Safety
- Lighting and Energy Waste
We have an IDA general brochure, five topic-specific brochures, and an IDA “rack card” that you can use to help spread the word about light pollution. Our IDA general brochure provides an overview of the effects of light pollution and offers suggestions and solutions. Our other brochures address the more specific impacts of light pollution, including wildlife, safety and security, energy waste, and light at night and human health.
- IDA General Brochure
- IDA Wildlife Brochure **NEW**
- Safety and Security **NEW**
- Energy Waste **NEW**
- Light at Night and Human Health **NEW**
IDA Rack Card
Our IDA rack card is a 4” x 9,” one-sheet informational resource that can be placed in high-foot-traffic areas, such as libraries, community centers and bookstores. If you know of places in your community where our rack cards would be appropriate, then please be sure to download the high-resolution PFD for printing or request copies to be sent to you.
- IDA Rack Card
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Everybody can do something to stop light pollution and now we have a postcard explaining exactly what YOU can do! The front has our Dark Sky Week logo and the back has colorful infographics giving people simple solutions to help protect the night sky.
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IDA has created a captivating infographic that breaks down the data on the amount of energy and money wasted due to bad lighting in an easy-to-understand manner. Share this image on social media, via email or download and print them out to distribute at your next event.
IDA’s “Losing the Dark” is a free informative six-minute introduction to light pollution that can either be streamed online or downloaded onto your computer.
You’re free to download and use this excellent and easy-to-understand Intro to Lighting PowerPoint which is an overview of the negative effects of light pollution on society and the environment.
Talking to Your Neighbors
Have your neighbors installed lighting that shines on your property and leaves you frustrated? We’ve created a sample letter to your neighbor that may help. Be sure to visit our My Neighbor’s Lighting page, too, for more information and suggestions on how to talk to your neighbors about their lighting.
Do you need ideas on how to make a difference your community? Check out our Get Involved page for a variety of tips and resources, and how you can put these to work.