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Miami-Dade County joins International Dark Sky Week

MIAMI ( April 05, 2021 )

Miami-Dade County and neighbors throughout Florida will join others around the globe during International Dark Sky Week, from April 5 to April 12. County facilities will be turning off non-safety lighting by 8 p.m. each day, and all County residents, businesses and visitors are encouraged to participate in fun and educational activities on the web.

Pollution comes in many forms, and while light pollution may not always be as obvious, it has detrimental impacts on humans and the environment – wasting money and energy and contributing to climate change. Light pollution is increasing at 2x the rate of population growth, and 83% of the global population lives under a light-polluted sky.

"Let’s discover the night, Miami-Dade County," said Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. "This is a great opportunity for our community to learn more about the impacts of artificial light on our environment, and how together we can protect and restore the health and wonder of the night-time world in Miami-Dade and beyond."

Learn more about Dark Sky Week, including the calendar of virtual events. Let's #DiscoverTheNight together.