Hawaii's ban on sunscreens containing reef-harming chemicals like oxybenzone and octinoxate went into effect on January 1st, 2021, but is the law as effective in protecting our local coral reefs and marine animals as intended? Is the ban being enforced? What's the latest scientific evidence about the chemicals that are replacing these two ingredients in some brands of sunscreen? Are new laws needed?
Dr Craig Downs, Executive Director of Haereticus Environmental Laboratory, known for his groundbreaking research that educated the world about sunscreen chemicals and their role in coral reef decline, will be one of the speakers at a free Zoom presentation titled "Education vs. Enforcement: Next Steps Beyond the Enactment of Hawaii's Sunscreen Law" that will be hosted by Maui Nui Marine Resource Council on Wednesday, July 7 at 5:30 pm. Joining him as a presenter will be Hawaii Senator Mike Gabbard, who authored the legislation that resulted in Hawaii's ban on the sale of sunscreens that contain the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate. The presentation is sponsored by the County of Maui Mayor's Office of Economic Development and hosted by Maui Nui Marine Resource Council as part of the organization's "Know Your Ocean Speaker Series."
This event is free, but advanced reservations are required. To reserve your spot, please visit http://bit.ly/SunscreenWebinar.
Date: Wednesday, July 7th, 2021
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Categories: Online / Zoom Event, Non-Profit Community Event, FREE, Environmental Event, Sustainability Event
Online Virtual Event located at
Contact: Maui Nui Marine Resource Council Phone: 8087075056
Email: Website: https://bit.ly/SunscreenWebinar