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June 8th is World Oceans Day: Create or Join an event near you

By From World Oceans Day Website — last modified May 17, 2013 08:31 PM
Coordinated by the The Ocean Project, this annual celebration of the body of water that links us all began in 2002 and is now officially recognized by the UN. Take part in World Oceans Day events and activities this year and help protect our ocean for the future!

Published: 2013-05-17 00:00:00
Topics: Environment
Countries: Brazil , Brunei , Canada , China , Costa Rica , France , Germany , Grenada , India , Ireland , Israel , Italy , Japan , Kenya , Malaysia , Maldives , Mexico , Netherlands , New Zealand , Philippines , South Africa , Sweden , Taiwan , Turkey , USA , United Arab Emirates , United Kingdom , Australia , Belgium , Belize , Bermuda

On World Oceans Day people around the planet celebrate and honor the body of water which links us all, for what it provides humans and what it represents. Be a part of this growing global celebration! The Ocean Project and The World Ocean Network have promoted and coordinated this event since 2002.

How can I get involved?

  • Check out the list of event ideas
  • Plan your event and submit it to the event listings.
  • Or find a planned event in your part of the world that you like and attend!
  • Spread the word about ocean conservation by “Wearing Blue and Telling Two.
  • Sign up to join the World Oceans Day mailing list!

  • Why should I celebrate World Oceans Day?

    The world’s ocean:

  • Generates most of the oxygen we breathe
  • Helps feed us
  • Regulates our climate
  • Cleans the water we drink
  • Offers us a pharmacopoeia of potential medicines
  • Provides limitless inspiration!

  • Now we can give back

    Take part in World Oceans Day events and activities this year and help protect our ocean for the future!

    It’s up to each one of us to help ensure that our ocean is protected and conserved for future generations. World Oceans Day allows us to:

  • Change perspective – encourage individuals to think about what the ocean means to them and what it has to offer all of us with hopes of conserving it for present and the future generations.
  • Learn - discover the wealth of diverse and beautiful ocean creatures and habitats, how our daily actions affect them, and how we are all interconnected.
  • Change our ways – we are all linked to, and through, the ocean! By taking care of your backyard, you are acting as a caretaker of our ocean. Making small modifications to your everyday habits will greatly benefit our blue planet.
  • Celebrate - whether you live inland or on the coast, up a mountain or on a boat, we are all connected to the ocean; take the time to think about how the ocean affects you, and how you affect the ocean, and then organize or participate in activities that celebrate our world ocean.

  • Find out more at http://worldoceansday.org/

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