Happy World Oceans Day! (June 8th). The UN created this holiday in order to help unite the world in saving the oceans with the slogan “One World, One Ocean.” This year’s theme is Together, we have the power to protect the Ocean.
People around the world depend on a healthy, clean ocean in order to survive and thrive. World Oceans Day is the official UN-designated international day of ocean celebration. On June 8th each year, we celebrate the ocean, its importance in our lives, and how we can protect it.
WorldOceansDay.org aims to help you make a difference in your life, community, and world by taking action to protect our ocean—for present and future generations. Despite the huge challenges facing the world’s ocean, by working together we can achieve a healthy ocean that provides for the billions of humans, plants and animals which depend on it every day.
The two-year theme for 2013 and 2014 is together we have the power to protect the ocean!
For the next two years we ask you to celebrate the ocean and strive to protect it. Connect with your family, friends, community, and the entire planet on World Oceans Day to take action and create the future you want.
On the World Oceans Day webpage, you can find an event near you in which to participate or you can make a promise for the ocean by “making a photo pledge to change ONE thing in your life for a healthier ocean.” Some of the easier choices include reducing plastic use or taking part in a beach clean-up. Enjoy the day, and take some time to think about our oceans!!