Shade advocacy toolkit
A toolkit to advocate for shade in school and play settings
Shade in schools and play settings protects our children from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation – also known as UV.
UV exposure during the first 18 years of life is the most critical risk factor for developing skin cancer. Our children need our help!
Become an advocate for shade
Advocating for shade is one of the best things we can do to protect our children and others in our community from the harmful effects of UV and the risk of skin cancers. There are also many other benefits of shade, which you can read about in this toolkit.Download toolkit
Why shade advocacy is important
Advocacy creates action.
When people speak out about issues that are important to them, they can help to create an action or make an important
Advocacy brings people together.
Advocacy is often done by bringing people together around an issue or challenge.
Advocacy can help change minds and hearts.
It helps to educate others so there’s shared responsibility, and leaders and influencers can make informed decisions.