Since last September, approximately 24 million acres of the Australian continent have burned in one of their worst fire seasons on record. This equates to an area larger than Portugal and is more than 12 times the area that burned last year during California’s wildfire.
The fires have now killed at least 28 people though many are saying the toll is much higher and destroyed at least 2,000 homes. The flames have turned Australian skies grey and made breathing the air in the capital Sydney, hazardous. The impact reaches far beyond damage to people and structures, however. The destruction to the country’s land and biodiversity is harder to comprehend. It is estimated that 1 billion animals have perished, and scientists fear devastating long-term damage to many sensitive ecosystems.
At Sevenly, we want to put out a call to action! We have researched charities that are working to bring aid to all who are suffering as a result of this disaster. And now we are giving you the opportunity to choose which cause partner you’ll donate to when you buy Sevenly gear. Let us give you some info about who we’ve selected below!