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SUR Journal

Simply Sustainable: Going Meatless One Day a Week

You do not have to completely change your diet to live a more sustainable life! Being more conscious about your eating habits and being willing to make small lifestyle changes can be more beneficial then you might think!  Going meatless one day a week is beneficial to not only the...

Why you need to wear sunscreen indoors?

Blue Light from computers, phones, tablets, and television can age your skin! After months of being cooped up in our houses, we are spending more time indoors --  working from home, catching up on the latest Netflix series, and laughing at tik tok videos.    So, why are we talking...

Simply Sustainable: Chemical vs. Physical Sunscreen

Imagine a popular Hawaiian beach, think about the thousands of people that visit that beach daily. Everyone is applying their sunscreen and getting into the water, releasing large concentrations of chemicals into the water that make their way to near-by aquatic ecosystems. When thinking about the size of the ocean,...

Fueling your mind and body

It’s not a surprise that the mind-body relationship is tied to nutrition and mental health. The more you nourish your body with the right microbes, the more likely you are to have more energy, confidence, and overall physical and emotional health.  Food and Health: The True Mind-Body Connection Our minds...

Skincare Habits That Won't Break the Bank!

The journey to good skin doesn’t have to sink your funds! Simple daily habits can make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin. Even practices that seem unrelated to skincare can have an impact on your complexion and overall health. Wash your pillowcase often Since your face rests...

SUN-SAFE and SUN-SMART

Everyone loves a beautiful sunny day! Whether you are having a day at the beach, driving in the car, taking a walk, or shopping outside ultraviolet (UV) rays are always present. Protect your skin against sunburn, premature aging, skin damage, or even skin cancer. The best way to save your...

Non-Toxic Lip Care!

Something that we do all the time (but might not think about) is apply lip products! Moisturizing your lips with lip balm or applying lipstick throughout the day, we are constantly applying products to our puckers. And with lip care being easily ingested, it’s important to make sure you’re using...

Simply Sustainable: Controversy Surrounding the Fishing Industry

Controversy Surround the Fishing Industry and Netflix's new "Seaspiracy" Documentary  Netflix recently released a new documentary named Seaspiracy, directed by Ali Tabrizi. The documentary exposes the environmental damage caused by commercial fishing. Immediately, it received a lot of attention and backlash from the involved parties and interviewees due to the extreme...

Simply Sustainable: Fight Against Reef-Harming Sunscreens

Hawaii is a leading state in the fight against synthetic sunscreens. Not only do ingredients in these sunscreens pose a threat to our health, but they are also harming marine ecosystems. Coral reefs, being the main ecosystem affected, bring in millions of dollars to Hawaii's economy through the tourism industry....