Safe Sunscreen Event Certification


Make your event – whether it’s a beach clean-up or large festival – a Safe Sunscreen Event!



  1. PROVIDE &/or SELL ONLY SUNSCREEN SAFE FOR PEOPLE, CORALS, MARINE LIFE, THE ‘AINA. Safe sunscreens are “mineral” sunscreens free of dangerous hormone disruptors, carcinogens and toxins including: Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, Octocrylene, Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octisalate, Parabens, Nano-Particles, Phenoxyethanol, PEGs, Fragrance / Parfum, Propylene Glycol, Phthalates, Cocomide DEA,Methylisothiazolinone, 4-Methyl-Benzylidene Camphor, BHT, Polymethyl Methacrylate.
  2. PROVIDE SUNSCREEN EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION in the form of signs, banners, educational cards, &/or speakers at the event.
  3. CREATE SOCIAL MEDIA posts prior to the event that include:
    1. Letting guests know this is a “Safe Sunscreen Event” and that safe sunscreen will be sold &/or provided at the event. Use the Safe Sunscreen Event badge supplied upon approval.
    2. Request guests only bring mineral sunscreen to the event. “Reef Safe” labels on sunscreen bottles is unregulated and does not mean a sunscreen is safe. Request guests be conscious consumers; that they should flip the bottle and read the ingredients. This includes prohibiting aerosols: inhalation of aerosol sunscreen is dangerous. These atomized chemicals travel hundreds of feet in the breeze. They coat the ‘aina having a negative impact on the environment.Direct guests to take the Safe Sunscreen Pledge:
    3. Suggested hashtags: #safesunscreenevent #bantoxicsunscreens #reefsafesunscreen #hawaiilife #malamaaina #luckywelifehawaii #safesunscreenpledge #safesunscreencoalition #flipthebottle #readtheingredients #protecthawaii

    OPTION – SUNSCREEN TRADE-INS: Work with (a) sunscreen company(s) to provide free safe sunscreen samples &/or discount on safe sunscreen WITH a “chemical sunscreen trade-in.” Use hashtag #greatsunscreentradein

FEES: $25 (Non-profit $20). Upon approval you will receive: 100 Sunscreen Pledge Cards; a badge to use on marketing materials; banners to use for the event (depending on availability); PDFs to print your own educational cards, signs, banners. Follow us and tag us in posts @bantoxicsunscreens @safesunscreencoalition. Send info on your event to info at bantoxicsunscreens (dot) com Subject: SAFE SUNSCREEN EVENT. Events will be promoted on our social media and included in events calender and emails. Funds help us produce and share sunscreen education materials.