We’re loving these beautiful days in the gardens. That means sun exposure – delicious, vital, and… dangerous. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Vitamin D is an essential vitamin for bone, muscle, immune, and organ health and is easiest absorbed through sun exposure. 

Exposure to ultraviolet rays risks sunburn, skin cancer, wrinkles, and connective-tissue damage. Protect yourself with: 

Many sunscreens contain chemicals that:

Understand mineral (better) versus chemical sunscreens; creams surpass sprays.

Research your favorite sunscreen.

Heal safely from sunburn.  

Higher SPF levels don’t necessarily mean anything.


Laura & Gil

Our friends Laura & Gil Richardson are, in their own words, “imperfect” but they are much further down this Planetarian path than anyone I know. They are a treasure trove of sustainable living inspiration and we’ve asked them to share one simple swap per week that they’ve made (and the products they love) in hopes it might inspire you to make them, too.

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