Sunscreen is very good for your skin, providing added protection from the sun’s harsh rays, but not all sunscreen is good for the environment. When you lather on your sunscreen before hopping in the ocean, lake, or river, it sticks to your skin for a while but eventually goes off into the water.
Chemical sunscreens often include chemicals like oxybenzone, octinoxate, and octocrylene, which have been found to be harmful to marine life and especially coral reefs. Now, an estimated 14,000 tons of sunscreen is washed into coral reefs each and every year, contributing to the damage to our coral reefs.
To avoid the negative effects of sunscreen while still enjoying the benefits, try to choose sunscreens without the chemicals mentioned above. Natural, plant-based options are best, but in general, try sticking to formulas with fewer ingredients.
Spring into KINDNESS AND SHINE your BIG HEART on the world.
Now more than ever we all must come together to shine our kindness on our planet and all our natural resources.
This month in honour of springtime and Earth day on April 22nd, we at IDareU2bee.com are DARING you to be mighty, happy and GO GREEN! From practicing reducing what you use and buy, reusing things that you would throw away and recycling EVERYTHING POSSIBLE. Spring is a time for new life and new opportunities, and now you have a GIGANTIC OPPORTUNITY to show the world your KINDNESS.
This month we are acknowledging amazing leaders who are advocating for environmental justice, sharing creative ways you can turn waste into useful products and bringing some SHOCKING AWARENESS about some things you MAY NOT KNOW about how our choices can negatively impact us and our PLANET. Our goal is to share with you some facts so you may be inspired to SHINE YOUR KINDNESS ON THE WORLD.
P.S. Our founders @audrey.hlembizky and @alanna.carr__ will be taking on these activities with you! So feel free to share your experiences as they want to hear!
Click on the link on the bio to learn more about our Kindness Club for kids, parents and teachers or to register your brilliant kind kids into our Summer Camp starting July 5th, 2022.