Heart di Vite: For the Love of Art, Science, and Our Environment

A special thanks to all of our guests who share our passion for creating a more vibrant & sustainable future.

Heart di Vite raised nearly $20,000 in support of student scholarships in Biological Sciences.

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Brittany Jellison, class of 2011

Your generosity helps students realize their full potential and make an impact, like Brittany Jellison ’11 who conducts research vital to deep sea ecology and conservation.

Eco Fact: A 2˚ F increase in Napa Valley could shrink the region’s grape-growing land by half in coming years

Eco Fact: San Diego was at one point the largest seafood port in America.

Eco Fact: Approximately 850 California wineries account for 90% of US wine production and acreage.

Eco Fact: Researchers from Utah State University estimates that climate change could wipe out 81% of premium wine production area in the United States by century’s end.

Eco Fact: In 2010, levels of greenhouse gases are higher than the worst case scenario outlined by climate experts just four years ago.

Eco Fact: Non-organic, conventional wine-growing can expose local waterways to fungicides, fertilizers and pesticides.

Eco Fact: The nation would reduce greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions from 800,000 cars if everyone in the US replaced one light bulb to a compact florescent.

Eco Fact: Worldwide, there are 50% more toxins from algae in seafood than we had 20 or 30 years ago causing poisoning and fish reduction.

Eco Fact: San Diego County projects population growth from 3 to 4 million in the next 25 years and a 25 % increase in water use, despite anticipated aggressive water conservation.

Eco Fact: An organic vineyard supports a thriving ecosystem of birds, bugs and other ecologically friendly animals and plant life.

Eco Fact: 14 billion pounds of trash are dumped into the ocean every year.