Tomorrow, June 8th is World Oceans Day (officially recognized by the United Nations), where people are encouraged to celebrate and take action to protect the oceans. Many people organize events or just spread the word further.
World Oceans Day is every June 8th, but the theme this year is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” with a special emphasis on reducing plastic pollution in our oceans. Here’s the official website for it where you can find ways to help the ocean and see what others are doing to help too! Some aquariums even have discounts or special opportunities, so check it out!
They also list different ways that you can put together last minute events to help make a positive difference on World Oceans Day. It isn’t too late! My favorite is the “Wear Blue, Tell Two” idea. They encourage you to wear a blue shirt or something else oceans related and ask people if they know why you’re wearing it. This gives you the opportunity to tell them about World Oceans Day, tell them two facts about the ocean, two ways they can help save the ocean, and then ask them to spread the word. Here is the link to the last-minute event ideas.
Help to save the oceans by doing whatever you can. A single person can make a huge difference, if they try. Do small things like tell your friends, spread the word, use a reusable bag, or even post your favorite picture of the ocean on social media and explain World Oceans Day. If you’re being more ambitious, you can plan an event like a clean-up or environmental film screening.
I hope that you can help to spread the word and make a difference. Feel free to share this, if you would like.
Happy World Oceans Day, everyone!