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Bringing curiosity, today’s research, and traditional wisdom to support healthy childhoods. The Green Mama brings 20 years of green consulting and design-thinking, research, and lots of humor to help thought-leaders, institutions, and parents. She’s been called the “green guru” anddefinite, but not absolute.Ask her your question, join the tribe of the eco-curious, and check out her services. And now a book!

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Award-winning author, researcher, & Green Mama uses her expertise to answer YOUR questions.


Last Week's Question:

Just curious what the safer sunscreen options are for daycare? I just read your article on Is Your Sunscreen Doing More Harm than Good? Probably And it warned against using spray sunscreen: any spray sunscreen. My daycare providers will only apply spray sunscreen, as they don’t touch the kids for legal reasons.

Last Week's Answer:

It is so interesting that you sent this question as I was just talking about this with my friend who is the director of a nonprofit daycare. She had mentioned that they are required to apply sunscreen every two hours and that she was worried about the kinds of sunscreen that were being used. Licensing…
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