This Earth Day, Earth Day Network's campaign focuses on "Protecting Our Species" and Coral Reefs are on the list. A couple of reasons to protect coral reefs:
1: Coral reefs support an extraordinarily broad set of marine species and play a critical role in feeding and sheltering these species, as well as sheltering the offspring of large fish species until they can fend for themselves.
2: Corals are ancient animals with origins dating back hundreds of thousands of years.
3: Plants and animals that call coral reefs home are critical sources of new medicines, including those for Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer, and other diseases.
4: Coral reefs play a major role in industries ranging from eco-tourism to fisheries. They also protect shorelines from storms, which are increasing in intensity each year as a result of climate change.
On the list of threats to coral reefs is Oxybenzone, a chemical that is commonly found in sunscreens. Which is why we made it our mission to ensure that our products are Oxybenzone and Octinoxate free. We don't want any coral reef's blood on our hands!
Click here to find out more about the campaign and how you can be a part of it!