Saving the Dark

80% of the world’s population can no longer see the Milky Way. What do we lose when we lose sight of the stars? Excessive and improper lighting robs us of our night skies, disrupts our sleep patterns, and endangers nocturnal habitats. The current advances in LED technology have enabled several cities to safely light their streets and save energy without disrupting the nighttime environment. Saving the Dark explores the need to preserve night skies and what we can do to combat light pollution.

Action Opportunity
Join the International Dark-Sky Association working to protect the night skies for present and future generations. Get involved by doing simple things in your own community to prevent light pollution.

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Filmmaker: Sriram Murali

Running Time: 56 mins

Sriram Murali is a filmmaker and Public Education Volunteer for the International Dark Sky Association. He uses photography and filmmaking to create awareness about light pollution. His work has been published in National Geographic, Time, and several other magazines.

While these pursuits are his hobby, he also works full-time as an analyst, fighting abuse of various Google products.