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5 Reasons to Use Soap Bars

Soap. An essential in almost everyones life, especially during this significant time of practicing good hygiene. While it is important to keep things clean, it's also important to keep ouR Planet clean! Soap Bars, the ultimate alternative to liquid soap that's often packaged in plastic which is likely to be thrown away. Here's 5 reasons (out of many) to use soap bars:

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Yemen Crisis

According to UNICEF, Yemen is the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.  More than 24 million people (about 80% of the population) are in need of humanitarian assistance, including more than 12 million children.  With COVID-19 now spreading across the country, Yemen is facing an emergency within an emergency. Sanitation and clean water are in short supply. Only half of the health facilities are functioning, and many that remain operational lack basic equipment like masks and gloves, let alone oxygen and other essential supplies to treat the coronavirus.  Children continue to be killed and maimed in the conflict. Around 2...

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#Blacklivesmatter

#Blacklivesmatter #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd On Monday, May 25th, 2020, 46-year-old George Floyd died after a MInneapolis police officer pinned him to the ground and pressed his knee into his neck, while Floyd pleaded for help and repeatedly said he could not breathe. The officers were responding to a “report of a counterfeit bill being passed” outside of a Minneapolis grocery store. A bystanders video showed an officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck for almost eight minutes until he eventually became unresponsive. George Floyd was pronounced dead at the Hennepin County Medical Center following the encounter.  The four officers involved in the incident have...

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Why Reef Safe Sunscreen is Important

Globally, about 14,000 tons of sunscreen enters the oceans every year. Chemicals like oxybenzone and octinoxate are then exposed into the oceans not only from beach goers and swimmers, but also from sewage treatment plant outflows that carry out household products with these chemicals. As beachgoers, swimmers, and ultimately sunscreen users, we can start by making a difference as soon as the next time we use sunscreen! By choosing natural, reef-safe sunscreens, we can promote the health of our own bodies, our community, and the environment. 

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Sustainable Sunday

Are you bringing your own bag everywhere? Taking reusables on the go when you need to? Avoiding as much plastic as possible? Are you advocating for others to take action for the environment? We're all on our own journey, and have our own way of spreading awareness and taking action towards the movement. Take pride in the things that you are doing or plan on doing. We're all in this together!

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