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Earth Day 2019 - Protect Our Species Campaign

Earth Day 2019 - Protect Our Species Campaign

BETTER PEOPLE, BETTER PLANET

We focus a lot of energy around improving personal and environmental wellness.  We do this by offering education, great products and community building through authentic action.  We generate sales by providing our Customers and Ambassadors premium wellness products which they can trust and use daily.  With those sales, we then allocate a nice percentage and donate general fund capital to several enviromental-focused nonprofits.

Planet Bee Foundation - website   |   shop to support

One Tree Planted - website   |   shop to support

Shark Allies - website   |   shot to support

VITALIBIS' EARTH DAY 2019 CAMPAIGN

From April 18-27, 2019, Vitalibis will donate 10% of product sales to our trusted non-profits.  Please share Vitalibis will everyone in your network to help us increase our donation to these worthy causes.  In addition, we'll randomly select 10 people to recieve a free tube of our best selling Soothing Body Cream.  We are excited to support Earth Day and our trusted nonprofits.  Thank you for spreading the word!

EARTH DAY NETWORK

Earth Day is April 22, 2019.  Their campaign is centered around "Protect Our Species".  Three of our current nonprofits align with species we must protect: bees, trees and sharks.  Earth Day Network is asking people to join their Protect our Species campaign. Their goals are to:

  • Educate and raise awareness about the accelerating rate of extinction of millions of species and the causes and consequences of this phenomenon.
  • Achieve major policy victories that protect broad groups of species as well as individual species and their habitats.
  • Build and activate a global movement that embraces nature and its values.
  • Encourage individual actions such as adopting plant based diet and stopping pesticide and herbicide use.

BEES

Bees are extraordinary creatures that exist in all types of climates around the world, from forests in Europe to deserts in Africa, and even in the Arctic Circle. Unlike honeybees and their hives, wild bees in the U.S. live in many different places: under the ground, in holes, and in trees.

For much of the past ten years, beekeepers, primarily in the United States and Europe, have been reporting annual hive losses of 30 percent or higher, substantially more than is considered normal or sustainable. In fact, one in four wild bee species in the U.S. is at risk of extinction.

Worldwide bee populations are in decline, including the honey bee and many of our wild native bees. One example: The yellow-banded bumble bee was the most abundant bumble bee in northern Wisconsin in the mid-1990s, then within ten years it made up less than 1% of the state’s bumble bee population. In Oregon, Franklin’s bumble bee has likely gone extinct during the same period.

TREES

Trees play a central role in the ecosystems of forests and other species. Forests play a vital role in storing and releasing carbon from the atmosphere and they help to regulate and maintain Earth’s carbon balance. Trees also help maintain nutrient-rich soil for other plants to grow, provide shelter and habitat for animals, and contribute significantly to the global water cycle.

One of the most significant services that trees provide is the sequestration of carbon, which helps keep the air clean and nearby temperatures at a healthy level.  Additionally, trees have a powerful role in providing well-being in both urban and rural environments.  Culturally, trees play a central role in religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism. Trees are also symbols of hospitality in several African communities.

There are four major threats to our forests: deforestation, climate change, insects and forest fires.  As the world becomes more urbanized, it will be important to maintain the urban tree canopy in dense population centers. Encourage your local government to adopt tree-planting measures and ordinances. Doing so provides both health and economic benefits for the entire community

SHARKS

As an apex predator, sharks help to maintain the balance of marine populations and keep the marine food web in check. Without sharks, mid-level species would overconsume species at the bottom of the food chain, causing entire ecosystems to collapse.  Stable populations of sharks help sustain fish stock populations. 

Humans are now the greatest threat to the survival of all shark species. 90% of the Pacific reef sharks have declined; 75% of the shark species in the Northwest Atlantic have been lost; and the Oceanic Whitetip has declined by 99%.  Between 2000 and 2010, an average of 100 million sharks were killed each year.  This is incredibly sad.

Boycott the shark fin trade: Although many countries outlaw the hunting and finning of sharks, hunting in international waters continues to persist. Many fins are used in shark fin soup, fueled by a large demand in Asia. In the U.S., shark products worth more than $1.6 million were imported into the country, with most of the value coming from fins.

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