On 8 June 2014, people in communities around the globe will celebrate this year's World Oceans Day with the theme of “Together we have the power to protect the ocean.”
Hundreds of events are planned to help people get involved in solutions for a healthy ocean and society – by supporting clean energy choices, trash-free coasts and beaches, sustainable seafood, and more.
"In addition to events in dozens of countries, we invite everyone to take ocean conservation personally by making a commitment and then sharing a selfie for the sea," said World Oceans Day coordinator, Alyssa Isakower. “We can each do something to help protect our ocean!"
Take action: A small action on your part multiplied by thousands around the world can contribute to a significant collective impact. Here are our top three:
- Help reduce marine debris by eliminating junk mail
- Obtain a renewable energy credit to help combat ocean acidification
- Spread the word about sustainable seafood
Selfie for the sea: Show the world that you are part of the growing movement of people taking personal action for our ocean, take a selfie showing how you’re helping the ocean or make a promise, and post with #WorldOceansDay! Learn more: WorldOceansDay.org/promise.
Hundreds of events planned: Get out and celebrate! The number of events keeps increases increasing, with celebrations around the world, at aquariums, zoos, museums, youth groups, businesses, schools, even online.