Facebook LIVE - Discover The Night with IDA

When:  Apr 8, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM (ET)
It may seem harmless, but light pollution has far-reaching consequences that are harmful to all living things. Around the world, the dark sky movement is working to bring better lighting to communities around the world so that all life can thrive. Join special guest speaker Ruskin Hartley, Executive Director of IDA as he takes us on a whirlwind global tour to learn more, and find out how you can get involved during International Dark Sky Week. 

Ruskin Hartely Bio:

Ruskin Hartley joined the International Dark-Sky Association as its executive director in 2019. Ruskin brings more than 20 years of conservation experience to guide IDAs work to protect the night sky.

Ruskin has spent his career directing and managing conservation programs that protect the nation’s land, water and ocean resources–from primeval forests to the iconic beaches of Southern California. He served as executive director of Save the Redwoods League, and CEO of Heal the Bay in Los Angeles, and as vice president of resource development at Fair Trade USA, an award-winning social enterprise seeking to alleviate poverty around the world. Ruskin has experience leading public-private partnerships and scientific collaborations, including his work to launch the Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative. 

Originally from the United Kingdom, Ruskin loves to head out on the trail with his wife and kids or cook-out under the stars.



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