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Bezos Pledges $1 Billion to 30 x 30 Commitment

Finally, one of the world's richest people is using his wealth for the good of the planet and it's people. In 2020, Jeff Bezos pledged $10 billion to launch the Earth Fund. Today he announced The Bezos Earth Fund allocated a $1 billion to implement the 30 x 30 commitment.  This is the first in a three part strategy to combat climate change and prevent mass extinction by protecting 30% of the land and sea by 2030. The focus will be on geographic regions that are vital for biodiversity and carbon stock.  We must cease deforestation and the destruction of other fragile ecosystems to move the needle the needle on the climate crisis. "We must urgently end our war with...

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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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Tipping Point - 1.5 Degrees Celsius

A new report from the World Meteorological Organization states that the average temperature on Earth is now 1 degree Celsius hotter than the 19th Century and scientist predict that we will hit the dreaded 1.5 degree Celsius mark within the next five years.  If we fail to keep the average global temperature within a healthy range, we will face the catastrophic long-term effects of climate change. With less travel and industry, there was optimism that this scenario would hinder this temperature increase.  To the contrary, millions of people on every continent (except Antarctica) have suffered from the record breaking numbers of hurricanes, droughts, wildfires, floods and dangerous heat waves demonstrating how this slight rise in temperature has a colossal impact...

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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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