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Starlight Initiative Hoag/Robinson Award 2009

10Dec 2009
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Cipriano Marín - Hoag/Robinson Award 2009

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This award is given at the recommendation of the IDA board of directors to an individual who has been outstanding in educating governmental organizations, businesses, and the public about the merits of outdoor lighting control ordinances. The award is named in honor of two pioneers in outdoor lighting reform, Dr. Arthur Hoag and Mr. William Robinson.

Mr. Marin spurred UNESCO sponsorship of the Dark Skies Awareness Cornerstone Project of IYA2009 and UNESCO recognition of Starlight Nights (19 & 20 April), the first designation of its kind. As the primary contact for the UNESCO Starlight Reserves development team he has coordinated two highly recognized conferences that introduced international organizations to the importance of protecting the nighttime environment.

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