How did Earth Day Start?
In late 1969, Senator Gaylord Nelson, a long-time champion of the environmental movement, called for a nationwide environmental teach-in to be held the next spring. His call was answered. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans joined demonstrations across the country, and pushed the environment into the national spotlight and into the public consciousness.
What is Earth Day’s Impact?
Fifty years later, Earth Day has succeeded in making the environment a central part of our national and global conversation – even when it comes to skincare. What we put on our skin makes its way into our waterways and our waste systems, impacting ecosystems worldwide. That’s why My Day Screen® offers marine and reef-friendly, vegan, cruelty-free products that are never tested on animals.
We also reduce our waste footprint by packaging our products in components made from reusable aluminum and recycled plastic we’ve sourced ourselves. We don’t use superfluous outer cartons either, even though doing so would give us additional marketing space. Like beauty, our commitment as an Earth-conscious brand is more than skin deep.
Celebrate Earth Day with My Day Screen®
This Earth Day, we want to partner with you in building Earth-conscious skincare habits. Both consumers and companies play important roles in creating sustainable ecosystems for healthy, environmentally friendly products. So, when you’re shopping for skincare this Earth Day, here are a few ways to protect both your health and the health of our planet.
Choose a mineral, reef-friendly sunscreen
Each year 14,000 tons of sunscreen containing harmful chemicals wash off beachgoers and into our coastal marine ecosystems.
These chemicals – which include oxybenzone, octinoxate, octocrylene, and non-nano zinc oxide and titanium dioxide particles – have been shown to negatively impact delicate marine ecosystems like coral reefs and to impact fertility and growth in marine creatures like fish, sea urchins, or even dolphins. In fact, scientists at the FDA are now reviewing these chemicals to determine their potentially harmful effects on humans.
Choose a mineral sunscreen with non-nano zinc oxide or titanium oxide particles. These particles are too big to be absorbed by the skin, and are, thus, less likely to be absorbed by marine life.
Reduce waste by cleaning out and recycling My Day Screen® components
My Day Screen® takes care to use eco-friendly, recycled packaging components for all of its products. This Earth Day, you can help us complete that cycle! Cleaning out your medicine cabinet or bathroom shelf might not feel like much of a celebration, but by recycling My Day Screen’s eco-friendly products you promote a system that is keeping our environment waste-free.
Continue to educate and act
Earth Day is a relatively young holiday, and its lessons are even more relevant today than they were fifty years ago. The science about how certain chemicals impact our environment and wildlife is always changing and it’s important to stay up to date. However, by sticking to vegan, cruelty-free brands like My Day Screen® that avoid harmful chemicals, use reef and marine animal-friendly products and reusable and recycled packaging, you can stay at the leading edge of sustainable skincare.
The world might celebrate Earth Day in April, but My Day Screen® is Earth-conscious all year. Shop for your mineral, reef-friendly sunscreen today at www.mydayscreen.com. If you want to stay up-to-date and save on our eco-friendly skincare products, subscribe to our lists today. Get 10% off your next order when you sign up for email and another 10% off when you sign up for texts! Just visit our website and use the popups.