Posts made in September, 2012

Mont-Mégantic International Dark Sky Reserve 5th Anniversary!

»Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in Press Release | 0 comments

Notre-Dame-des-Bois, September 21, 2012 Five years ago, the first International Dark Sky Reserve was created in the Eastern Townships. Officially designated by International Dark Sky Association (IDA), Mont-Mégantic International Dark Sky Reserve (MMIDSR) covers a territory encompassing Granit and Haut-Saint-François RCMs as well as the City of Sherbrooke. It involves 35 municipalities and over 225,000 citizens. Lead by ASTROLab, this world premiere is the result of a concerted regional effort focused on lighting awareness, regulation and conversion. Besides succeeding to give back to the region a pure dark starry sky, creation of the Reserve has brought about in 5 years, about 9,500,000 kWh energy savings, which would be closed to $1,000,000. A Dark Star Reserve...

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