World Oceans Day June 8
World Oceans Day
Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean
World Oceans Day is an international day that takes place annually on June 8th.
The concept was originally proposed in 1992 by Canada’s International Centre for Ocean Development (ICOD) and the Ocean Institute of Canada (OIC) at the Earth Summit – UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
“World Oceans Day” was officially recognized by the United Nations in 2008. The international day supports the implementation of worldwide Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and fosters public interest in the protection of the ocean and the sustainable management of its resources.
Right now, world leaders are making important decisions about the future of our planet. To create a healthy ocean with abundant wildlife and to stabilize the climate, it’s critical that 30% of our planet’s lands, waters, and ocean are protected.
“This year’s theme, ‘Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean’, invites us all to work together to keep our oceans and coasts healthy … we are working together with Canadians, Indigenous Peoples, coastal communities, and our international partners every step of the way.”
Justin Trudeau – Prime Minster of Canada
We celebrate World Oceans Day to remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe. The purpose of the Day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans. They are a major source of food and medicines and a critical part of the biosphere. In the end, it is a day to celebrate together the beauty, the wealth and the promise of the ocean.
Do Your Part
What can you do to be stewards of the waters around you? A healthy ocean is a critical part of the solution to our climate crisis. How can you support the initiative to protect 30% of our blue planet by 2030?
- Avoid buying single-use plastics.
- Consider using reusable water bottles and shopping bags.
- Reduce the amount of microplastics that end up in the ocean by buying clothing made from natural fibres.
- Help keep our air clean.
- Only eat fish which are not endangered.
- Save water not waste water.
- Pick up litter where you find it – eventually everything flows down to the ocean.
- Organize a community shore line clean up at one of our local beaches, with support from Parks, Recreation and Culture.
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