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WORLD OZONE DAY

Today is World Ozone Day! The ozone layer acts like sunscreen for the Earth.  This thin shield in the Earth's atmosphere absorbs a type of radiation called ultraviolet radiation (UV light) which can penetrate the skin and damage the DNA molecules in both plants and animals.  Ozone molecules are naturally destroyed and regenerated.  But the ozone layer is getting thinner due to chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons or CFCs.  These CFCs rise into the stratosphere and gradually destroy the ozone layer.  Common substances that contribute to this destruction are refrigerants, solvents & propellants.  Damaged areas of the ozone layer are referred to as "Ozone Holes", but they actually resemble a patch that continues to  weaken.  Research indicates that half of artic warming...

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World Clean Up Day!

Act now to enlist your friends and family to participate in World Clean Up Day! On Saturday, September 18th,  join the Swell Team and other organizations around the world by volunteering to participate in World Clean Up Day!   Whether you volunteer with a large group or decide to fly solo, we can all make a difference when it comes to taking care of our planet.  Grab some recyclable trash bags, sunscreen, a reusable water bottle, your Swell Vision sunglasses, and maybe even one of our super cool hemp hats & organic cotton shirts and head out into the great outdoors.    Snap some before and after #swellfies and tag us #YESswellvision, @swellvision, to show us your global housekeeping talents!  Plogging &...

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BEE THANKFUL

Today the US recognizes National Bee Day, not to be mistaken with World Bee Day which is May 20th.  Threats to our apian friends are real.  From extreme weather which affects the blueprint of their migration and the timing of flowering plants to pesticides which contaminate the bees & their hives and destroy their pollination process. Bees have a laborious work ethic contributing to the pollination of approximately $19 billion worth of crops in the US alone.  Pollination is essentially plant reproduction and without this process about one third of the staples we rely on would not be available.  Bees are one of the most important insects to our existence. Scientists estimate that one out of every three bites of food we...

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CODE RED on Climate Change

The United Nations called a “code red for humanity” in the wake of climate change.  This is a dire warning and a stark reality that the planet is warming to dangerous levels.  Wild fires, droughts, floods and hurricanes are intensifying according to the 230 scientists with the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC.)  They are very transparent that it is "clearly the cause of humans" and predicts warmer forecasts for the 21st Century than previously thought in their 2013 report. They stated that global temperatures are the hottest on record in 100,000 years!  Tragically, predictions indicate that temperatures are warming earlier than expected. In the 2015 World Paris Agreement, world leaders agreed to try to limit the warming to 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit(1.5...

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