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Toxic Sunscreen

ReSource Depot

Over 290,000 lbs of material have been diverted from our landfill since 2012.

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Save Our Reefs

Do you know what sunscreen can do to the reef? We have lost at least 80% of coral reefs in the Caribbean. Help reduce oxybenzone pollution.

Safe Sunscreen

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Recycling is A Must

81% of our waste is compostable or recyclable. We’re working to create a sustainable waste management system.

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Recycling

Waste is produced, but where does it go? Our landfills are scheduled to close in 2020, so Island...
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Save Our Reefs

“We have lost at least 80% of coral reefs in the Caribbean. Any small effort to reduce oxybenzone...
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Plastic Free

Have you heard? In February 2016, Governor Kenneth Mapp proposed three bills, co-written by IGLA, that supports separation...
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Green Businesses

Island Green applauds businesses that are taking steps to reduce their impact on the environment.
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Your donations and support contribute to the preservation of the natural beauty of the US Virgin Islands

We need your help to educate on the importance of sustainable living. Island Green’s initiatives include waste reduction, composting, recycling, and ocean conservation. Learn more about our current projects here.

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We couldn’t function without our wonderful volunteers. Join us and be a part of a better future for our island!

As a volunteer run organization, we need your help to keep Island Green alive! There are plenty of ways to get involved. If you have a skill you would like to donate, let us know. We can definitely find something for you to do!

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Sunscreen & Our Reef

Make sure to read the labels before purchasing sunscreen. Avoid sunscreens containing Oxybenzone, Octinoxate and Octocrylene as well as sprays, powders and SPF 50+. Coral is damaged when oxybenzone exceeds a concentration of 62 parts per trillion.

Staying Safe in the Sun

Shirts, hats, shorts and pants shield your skin from the sun’s UV rays, reducing burn risk by 27%. Check out Environmental Working Group’s tips on staying safe in the sun. Please wear coral-safe non-nanoparticle mineral sunscreen containing zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide.

Make Your Voice Heard

Island Green is dedicated to educating the public about coral-safe protection from the sun and the dangers of chemical-based sunscreen. Make your voice heard by spreading the message to family, friends, local retailers, your representatives and the community at large.

Thanks!

Thank you Senator Blyden and Senator Sarauw for your leadership and passion in passing the Ban on Toxic Sunscreen in the USVI! Pictured here with Island Green President Harith Wickrema

Green Building In the Islands

Building Green in the Virgin Islands

Check out this short 13-minute video for tips from local experts, including IGBA founding member and local architect Doug White and plant ecologist Gary Ray, on how to build green in the Virgin Islands. We all could learn a little something!

Posted by Island Green Living on Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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