The Valley Isle now has a second option for reef safe sunscreen manufactured by local companies. Pacific Biodiesel's skincare line, Kuleana, released a natural sunscreen to its product line this month, joining Jenna Davis' Raw Love Sunscreen as a Maui-based, reef-safe, cruelty-free, made-in-the-USA product. Kuleana Sunscreen is made from plant-based oils, minerals, and other … [Read more...] about New reef-safe sunscreen from Maui
Maui's fifth annual TEDxYouth event will happen at Seabury Hall on Sunday, April 15. This is an incredible event for the entire Maui community. Those attending will hear great ideas from Maui’s middle school and high school students. This year’s theme is "Wayfinders" and will feature interpretations of the stars as well as topics like the media’s impact on youth, Oxybenzone and … [Read more...] about TEDxYouth at Seabury Hall
[NOTE: On Mar. 25, Council Chair Mike White responded to my Mar. 22 inquiry in regards to this story. His statement appears at the end of this post.] On Mar. 1 of this year, Maui County Council Member Elle Cochran submitted a proposal to Council Chair Mike White asking to create a special housing committee. It would expand on the findings of a Temporary Investigative Group … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Is White’s Supremacy Subverting the Maui County Council?
And it's official: Maui County Councilmember Elle Cochran is running for Mayor. Her new campaign website, Elle4mayor.com, went live Wednesday night. "I became involved in government because I realized that the leaders in office at the time were not representing my voice or the will of the people," Cochran says on the website. "I went from never having voted in my life, to … [Read more...] about Maui County Councilmember Elle Cochran officially announces Mayoral campaign
Earlier this year, the Hawaii state Legislature took up a few bills that would have addressed sunscreen containing oxybenzone, a chemical that both helps humans prevent skin cancer but also may harm coral reefs. SB 1150 would have required "the University of Hawaii to conduct a study on the effects of sunscreen on Hawaii's coral reefs and report to the Legislature." HB 600 … [Read more...] about Maui County Council will maybe possibly take up Oxybenzone sunscreen ban