The award-winning International Dark Sky Places (IDSP) Program was founded in 2001 to encourage communities, parks and protected areas around the world to preserve and protect dark sites through responsible lighting policies and public education.
The City of Buda is currently gathering letters of support in hopes of making our community a Dark Sky location.
How are International Dark Sky Places designated? The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) designates IDSPs following a rigorous application process requiring applicants to demonstrate robust community support for dark sky protection and document designation-specific program requirements.
IDA is a nonprofit organization that seeks to preserve the night sky by promoting responsible outdoor lighting. They educate the public and policymakers about the importance of preserving the night sky. Dark Sky is more than seeing the stars, it’s fighting light pollution for the betterment of our environment, our health, and our energy consumption. To find out more about Dark Sky Places go to https://www.darksky.org/
If you would like to submit a letter of support for Buda becoming a Dark Sky location please contact the Buda Area Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org