Governor Ige signed the sunscreen bill into law – banning the sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone & octinoxate in Hawai’i. This bill won’t go into effect until 2021 so our work has just begun! If you’re interested in donating or helping out in our efforts, please contact us.
Photo includes members of Hawaii Reef Ocean Coalition involved in creating and pushing this bill forward!: Left to right (includes some of our key players): Stuart H. Coleman (Surfrider Foundation, Surfrider Foundation – Oahu Chapter), Dr Robert Richmond (Kewalo Marine Laboratory), Alan Burdick Environmental Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii), Kimiko LaHaela Walter (Sierra Club of Hawai’i), Ted Bohlen, Governor David Ige, Lisa Bishop (Friends of Hanauma Bay), Maxx Phillips (Senator Gil Riviere, Mālama Pūpūkea-Waimea), Wilkie McClaren (Ban Toxic Sunscreens Hawaii, RAW ELEMENTS USA), Dr Craig Downs (Haereticus Environmental Laboratory). Photo by Edgar Espero.
GREAT NEWS! Hawai’i Governor Ige will be signing the “Sunscreen Bill” SB2571 on July 3rd at Hanauma Bay. This will ban the sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate in an effort to protect Hawai’i corals, marine life and people. Mahalo to all who helped make this happen! Make sure you sign up to our mailing list to get RSVP info and more exciting news!!