Nearly one million pounds of material have been diverted from our landfill since 2012.
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.
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81% of our waste is compostable or recyclable. We’re working to create a sustainable waste management system.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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