What are Monarch Butterflies?
The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a brightly colored insect with distinctive orange and black wings that are adorned with intricate patterns of veins and dots. It is famous for its epic annual migration, during which millions of individuals travel thousands of miles from Canada and the United States to wintering sites in Mexico. Monarchs are also known for their unique life cycle, which involves four distinct stages: egg, larva (caterpillar), pupa (chrysalis), and adult. The caterpillars feed exclusively on milkweed plants, which contain toxins that make them unpalatable to most predators. Finally, monarch populations are under threat due to habitat loss, climate change, pesticide use, and other factors, which have led to declines in their numbers in recent years.
What is a total solar eclipse?
A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, completely blocking the Sun's light and casting a shadow on the Earth. This rare celestial event is only visible from a narrow path on the Earth's surface, and lasts for a few minutes at most. During a total solar eclipse, the sky becomes dark as if it were nighttime, and the Sun's outer atmosphere (corona) becomes visible as a halo of light around the Moon. Observers can also witness a phenomenon known as the "diamond ring effect," where the Sun appears as a bright diamond with a sparkling ring around it just before and after totality. Total solar eclipses are awe-inspiring and highly anticipated events for astronomers, skywatchers, and the general public alike.
How do I sign up for The Monarch Eclipse Project fundraising program?
The Monarch Butterfly Eclipse Project allows individuals, schools, organizations, clubs, companies, religious associations, etc to raise funds thought becoming a fund raising partner with TMBEP. To register as an Fundraising Partner, follow these steps:
1. Go to the TMBEP website (www.monarchbutterflyeclipse.com) and click on the "Sign up" button
2. Select "I want to refer people and earn money" as the account type.
3. Enter your email address and create a password for your account.
4. Fill out your personal information, including your name and contact details.
5. Choose your preferred payment method and currency.
6. Set your payment threshold and tax information.
8. Click on the "Create account" button to complete the registration process.
Once you have completed the registration process, you will receive an email from TMBEP with instructions on how to set up your referral link and start promoting the program. You can also log in to your Fund Raising Partner account to access your dashboard and track your earnings.
Do I have to deliver product or collect money as a Fundraising Partner?
No you do not. The solar glasses are shipped directly to the customer from our Mississauga, Ontario or Buffalo, NY warehouse. The money is collected by our ecommerce website partner Shopify and your portion of the money is sent to you by our fundraising partner Referral Candy. (see: How do I get paid as a Fund Raising Partner?)
How much do I get paid as a Fundraising Partner?
With each package of Monarch Butterfly Eclipse glasses that are sold using your dedicated "link" you and your organization will receive 20% of the gross sale before tax.
How much money can we raise as a fundraising partner with TMBEP?
As much as you want! For example if your organization has 250 families and each family buys a Value 10 Pack and sells five more Value 10 Packs packages to friends and family….that is $9,000. Every family knows five people.
How do I get paid as a fundraising partner?
The Monarch Butterfly Eclipse Project has partnered with Referral Candy Inc. and Shopify. Through Referral Candy's software, fundraising partners get paid by PayPal or bank transfer. The fundraising partner can choose their preferred payment method and currency during the registration process.
Once the fundraising partner earns a "commission", Referral Candy will process the payment within 30 days of the end of the month in which the commission was earned. For example, if the fundraising partner earns a "commission" in January, Referral Candy will process the payment by the end of February.
The fundraising partner can also choose the payment threshold, which is the minimum amount of commissions that must be earned before payment is processed. The payment threshold can be set to as low as $10 and as high as $1,000.
Referral Candy also provides affiliates with a dashboard where they can track their earnings, see the status of their payments, and manage their account information. If an affiliate has any questions or issues regarding payment, they can contact Referral Candy's customer support for assistance or contact The Monarch Butterfly Eclipse Project.
What is the cost of shipping?
Shipping is free.
How and when do the solar eclipse glasses get shipped?
The shipping process for solar glasses typically involves the warehouse receiving an order for the glasses, packing the glasses securely in boxes or envelopes, and arranging for them to be shipped to the customer using a carrier such as Canada Post, USPS, UPS or FedEx. The exact timing of the shipment would depend on the specific details of the order, such as the customer's location, the shipping method selected, and any potential delays or issues that may arise during the process. Also, at time of order the customer will have an option to have the glasses delivered ASAP or delivered closer to the date of the eclipse, April 8th, 2024.
What is the Monarch Butterfly Eclipse Foundation?
The Monarch Butterfly Eclipse Foundation is an organization that will be finalized in May 2024, dedicated to preserving the monarch butterfly and its habitat. The foundation will make grants to support research, education, and conservation efforts aimed at protecting the monarch butterfly and its migration. Grants may also be awarded to organizations working to restore and conserve the monarch butterflies’ essential habitat, including milkweed plants and overwintering sites. The foundation's board of directors will carefully review grant proposals to ensure they align with the foundation's mission and values. Overall, the Monarch Butterfly Eclipse Foundation seeks to make a positive impact on the monarch butterflies’ survival and contribute to the broader goal of protecting biodiversity and the environment.
How much money is going to The Monarch Butterfly Eclipse Foundation?
From the sale of The Monarch Butterfly Project solar glasses; 100% of Net Profit will be designated to The Monarch Butterfly Eclipse Foundation. Net Profit is calculated by subtracting all expenses and taxes from the total revenue earned during a given period.
Where can I buy Monarch Butterfly Eclipse glasses?
How often does a total solar eclipse occur?
A total solar eclipse is a relatively rare event that occurs at any given location on Earth about once every 360 to 410 years, on average. However, the frequency of total solar eclipses at any particular location can vary widely depending on a number of factors, including the location's latitude, longitude, and altitude, as well as the alignment of the Sun, Moon, and Earth. Some locations may experience total solar eclipses more frequently than others, while some may not experience them at all.
How do I use solar eclipse glasses safely?
Solar eclipse glasses are designed to protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun during a solar eclipse. Here are some tips on how to use them safely:
1. Check the glasses for damage: Before using your solar eclipse glasses. Do not use them if they are damaged or if you are unsure if they are safe.
2. Wear the glasses during the eclipse: When watching a solar eclipse, wear the glasses at all times when looking at the sun. Do not remove them until the eclipse is over.
3. Put the glasses on before looking at the sun: Put your solar eclipse glasses on before looking at the sun. Do not attempt to look at the sun first and then put your glasses on.
4. Do not use homemade filters: Do not use homemade filters or regular sunglasses to look at the sun during an eclipse. They are not designed to protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun.
5. Do not use the glasses for an extended period: Do not use the glasses for an extended period of time or for any other purpose other than looking at the sun during an eclipse.
6. Supervise children: Make sure children are supervised at all times while wearing the glasses.
7. Discard after use: After the eclipse is over, discard the glasses. Do not reuse them, as they may have been damaged during use.
By following these guidelines, you can use solar eclipse glasses safely and protect your eyes while enjoying the rare spectacle of a solar eclipse.
Are your glasses safe?
We take the safety of our customers seriously and offer a warranty of safety for our solar eclipse glasses. Our solar eclipse glasses are manufactured to meet the ISO 12312-2 international safety standards, ensuring they provide reliable protection for your eyes during solar events. Our warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship, as well as the glasses' ability to block harmful ultraviolet and infrared radiation. However, the warranty of safety does not cover damage caused by misuse or extended use beyond the recommended guidelines. We strongly recommend following the instructions and using our glasses only for brief and occasional observation of the sun during solar events.
What is your Return Policy
If you need to return or exchange your product, we ask you to do so within 30 days of placing your order. To start the return process please go to the return link at the bottom of the Home Page. To make a return the product must be unopened, unused and undamaged. We will ask for photos of the item to further inspect claim. Because of the nature of our item we will not accept returns after February 28, 2024. Shipping with the exception of a manufacture's defect or product damaged upon arrival, you are responsible for the full cost of shipping when returning your order. These costs are non-refundable.