What do healthy people do every day that makes them feel good? Here’s your cheat sheet.
When it comes to your health, having as much information as possible can make all the difference in managing care.
What are the two things we all want?
Malcolm Gladwell famously said that it only takes 10,000 hours to master a skill.
Bad news for shoppers. The fast fashion industry is the 2nd largest polluter in the world, after oil.
The more we learn about nutrition, the more we recognize the importance of fresh, whole foods. At the same time, we are recognizing the effects of climate change and the ways that our food systems contribute to carbon emissions. According to the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), agricultural emissions have doubled in the past fifty years, and they’re still on the rise, set to increase by another 30 percent by the year 2050.
No one leaves the grocery store and thinks, “Boy, I can’t wait to throw away almost half this food!” Yet that’s what US households do every year – but why? Improper planning, confusion over sell-by dates, and the preference for beautiful produce all play a part.
In celebration of World Oceans Day, here are 5 facts about our oceans to keep in mind and heart.
Oceans absorb around 30% carbon dioxide produced by humans, buffering the impacts of global warming.
Should all the glaciers and icebergs melt in an instant, sea levels would rise 262 feet. Enough to fully submerge most coastal cities in the world.
It is estimated that air pollution is responsible for at least one-third of toxic contaminants that are dumped on a yearly basis onto our oceans.
Humans have documented space and other planets better than they have mapped the ocean floor. It is estimated that only about five percent of the world’s oceans have been totally explored.
Oceans serve as the world’s largest source of protein, with more than 2.6 billion people depending on the oceans as their primary source of protein.
Plus other news from companies in the Swell portfolio that are making an impact.
award-winning communication campaign.
What’s the impact?
Reducing water use in California by 15 billion gallons.
During California’s recent drought, California American Water, (an American Water Works Co. subsidiary) helped their customers reduce water use by more than 15 billion gallons over an 18 month period. To do this, the company created a campaign using social media and smartphone apps. “Our customers around the state took the drought seriously and reduced their water use by 26 percent,” said Richard Svindland, President of California American Water. “The emergency is over and we should applaud that, but keep in mind that water efficiency is a California way of life.” Read more