June 8th is World Oceans Day!
This month we’re hooked on bringing attention to this lesser known, but just as cool, cousin of Earth Day. World Oceans Day is a global awareness project started in 2002 thanks to the suggestion of the Government of Canada. It’s making a big splash, eh?
“The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.”
Why you should care
Video courtesy of oceanpollutionpatch. This is just one of the many ways we are sadly impacting out planet. “Trash” islands like this are popping up all over, if this makes you as sad as it make us, read on.
How you can help
First off, you’re here! You’re already making waves.
This year the focus for World Oceans Day is: Plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean.
World Oceans Day Org has a lot of exciting ways for you to get involved! Events are run all throughout the month for fundraising and actively cleaning up our oceans. There’s something for everyone from sailing classes, paddle boarding, to family beach cleanups.
Want some suggestions? Combine physical well being with a World Oceans Day contribution.
- March for the ocean (Locations worldwide): https://marchfortheocean.org/
- Adidas run for the oceans (June 8th) https://www.adidas.com/us/parley
Watch Our Video
Team Space Dolphin visited Belize this month and we were blown away by the beauty of the vast world below the surface. We saw an incredible amount of sea life and learned about the importance and necessity of conservation efforts to keep our oceans flowing beautifully.
Zen out to our compilation of the the magical lands we saw underwater. Maybe you’ll even be inspired to book an ocean adventure for yourself!