You may not be aware, HIROC was instrumental in making this bill happen! Mahalo to Governor Ige for signing the Hawai’i sunscreen legislation banning the sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate in 2021. Until then, we have lots of educational work to do!
Governor Ige will be signing SB2571 to ban sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate proven to be toxic to corals. This was one of the first bills HIROC as a group worked on, and we are very proud of its success. The bill signing ceremony will occur on July 3rd at Hanauma Bay (exact time to be announced). Mahalo to everyone who helped make this happen.
People from all over the world come to the Hawai’i to enjoy the beauty of the islands. What many don’t realize are the variety of impacts of tourism upon the environment, but there are ways to have a positive impact! When you’re living on an island, you quickly learn the importance of preserving resources and existing more sustainably. Here’s our list of local tips on 12 ways to leave the islands better off than when you arrived – and enjoy some awesome eco-conscious adventures!