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SunWise with SHADE Poster Contest

2013 February 27

The U.S. EPA’s SunWise program teaches students and adults about how to practice safe sun.  Overexposure to harmful UV rays in sunlight can cause health effects such as skin cancer, cataracts and a weakened immune system.  I especially know to practice safe-sun because of my fair skin, light eyes and red hair which make me more vulnerable to sunburn and other harmful effects from the sun.  Days at the pool as a kid always involved lots of sun screen and wearing a t-shirt over my swimsuit into the water.  Even as an adult, I still make sure I practice safe sun by always wearing sunscreen and sunglasses when going outdoors.   You can help raise awareness about the importance of practicing safe sun by entering the 2013 SunWise with SHADE poster contest. Students in grades K-8 can visit to see previous winners and apply by April 1, 2013.  Participating students are eligible for prizes, including a grand prize of a family trip to Disney World.  While you are practicing how to protect yourself from the sun, share your ideas with other students in a creative way!

Shelby Egan is a student volunteer in the EPA’s Air and Radiation Division in Region 5, and is currently obtaining her Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She has a passion for protecting natural resources, cities she’s never been to and cooking any recipe by The Pioneer Woman. 

Editor's Note: The opinions expressed in Greenversations are those of the author. They do not reflect EPA policy, endorsement, or action, and EPA does not verify the accuracy or science of the contents of the blog.

5 Responses leave one →
  1. Master Melvin M. Lusterio permalink
    February 28, 2013

    The Good Force be with you!

    Well done, Shelby! Sunwise is good in the morning. It is good for our health because the sunlight give us Vitamin D. We need it also as powersource for solar energy. Plants need it also for photosynthesis. Sunwise is life-giving.

    Live forever & prosper!

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    April 8, 2013

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    May 23, 2013

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