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Fall Equinox

September 22, 2021, marks the Fall or autumn Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere.   The Equinox is Latin for "equal nights" and occur twice a year, Spring & Fall, usually around the third week of the months of March & September.  It is the when the center of the sun shines on the equator making day and night lengths everywhere on earth nearly equal.  The sun crosses the equator from north to south on the Fall Equinox (opposite in the Spring)  In the  Northern hemisphere, this marks to the first day of fall,  In the southern hemisphere it is the beginning of spring. Wherever you are In the world, it’s the beginning of a new season.  Use this time to reset...

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Littering Says a Lot About You

"In these days and times, there is no excuse for littering or illegal trash dumping in developed countries. There are proper places and procedures in place to get rid of unwanted material and waste. In all cases, it is some combination of ignorance and laziness that results in littering or dumping. Simply put... stupid people litter." "Are you tired of people littering and dumping in your city or neighborhood?Here at Litter-Bug.org, YOU can post your witness account, description, evidence of Littering and Dumping! Neighbors, communities, and law enforcement can use Litter-Bug.org data to help prevent and deter future littering and possibly catch perpetrators of illegal dumping activity." ~ Litter-Bug.org We couldn't have said it any better than they did @ Litter-Bug.org! Do...

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HISTORY OF PRIDE MONTH

1946 – The Netherlands Center for Culture was established.  Their title was a nondescript title for the then prohibited purpose. 1969 – The Stonewall Riots – NYC police raid on the Stonewall Inn in NYC Greenwich Village resulting in protest riots. 1970 – First Official Pride Parade – The Christopher Street Liberation Parade was organized by the infamous Brenda Howard, supporters marched from NYC’s Greenwich Village to Central Park.  It is now known as the  New York City Pride March and has influenced many similar parades worldwide. 1978 – The Rainbow Flag  - Harvey Milk enlisted the designer, Gilbert Baker, to design an all-encompassing symbol which debuted at the San Francisco Pride March in 1978 1999 – Official Pride Month...

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Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)

Did you know that the Marvin Gaye hit song Mercy Mercy Me is 50 years old?  Yet we still haven't addressed the environmental issues posed by him in 1971.  What are we waiting for? We are all in this together...1 life & 1 planet to live on!  Show us how you are in support of sustainable lifestyle changes that will have a positive impact on our environment by wearing our Swell Vision gear and posting your pictures @swellvision, #swellvision, #yesswellvision, #takeuswithyou Whoa, ah, mercy mercy meOh things ain’t what they used to be, no noWhere did all the blue skies go?Poison is the wind that blows from the north and south and east Whoa mercy, mercy me,Oh things ain’t what they used...

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Catch the Buzz and Celebrate Bee Day!

Did you know that the UN approved the very first World Bee Day in 2017?   On May 20th,  we celebrate the role that bees and other pollinators play in our ecosystem.  Thanks to the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association, we honor the life and hard work of these busy buggers on the birthday of pioneer beekeeper,  Anton Jansa, born May 20, 1734.  The theme for this year’s Bee Day is   “Bee Engaged.”  There are over 20,000 different species of tiny busy bees working hard for mankind and yet they never complain!  Sadly, their populations are declining which is scary because 75% of our food crops producing fruits and seeds depend on their pollination to provide nutritious foods that keep us healthy.  Intensive...

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