On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honor the ocean, which connects us all. It’s a great time to get together with your family, friends, community, and give back to our shared oceans. Why Celebrate World Ocean’s Day?
A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Every year, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honor, help protect, and conserve our world’s shared ocean. The ocean is important because it:
This is a great way to help the ocean with friends, family, fellow employees or classmates. One person can make a huge difference when everyone joins in to help.
If you can purchase fish locally from the sea, do it! Local fisherman fish with care to make sure they are not depleting their fish resources. If you live in the city and have access to Ocean Wise labelled seafood, choose Ocean Wise labelling!
Oceana is the largest organization in the world solely devoted to marine conservation. Since its founding, Oceana has achieved hundreds of concrete policy victories for marine life and habitats and is involved in efforts to end major sources of ocean pollution such as oil, mercury, aquaculture and shipping emissions.
Ocean Conservancy is another leading advocacy group working for the protection of special marine habitats, the restoration of sustainable fisheries and for reducing the human impact on ocean ecosystems. One of Ocean Conservancy’s best-known efforts is the International Coastal Cleanup program.
Project AWARE Foundation is the organization working specifically with scuba divers across the globe to protect underwater environments. Focused on the critical issues of Shark Conservation and Marine Debris, Project AWARE empowers thousands to work together for a clean, healthy and abundant ocean planet.
Give them a little donation, volunteer at their offices or just let others know about their great work by sharing their posts through social media.
Educate yourself, your students, your family and community on the importance of keeping our oceans clean.
We are all linked to, and through, the ocean! By taking care of your backyard and helping in your community, you are acting as a caretaker of our ocean. Making small daily gives to our oceans will make a difference, and involving your family, friends, and community will benefit our planet even more!
Giving back to the world is as easy as 1,2,3 and you can do it every day. Sign up for your free 365give membership today and take The 365give Challenge. We will get you going and cheer you on every day of the year!