June 8th is World Oceans Day

Let’s celebrate World Oceans Day with greater awareness and respect for the Earth’s oceans…


SOURCE: United Nations

2016 Theme: Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet…

“The ocean is the heart of our planet. Like your heart pumping blood to every part of your body, the ocean connects people across the Earth, no matter where we live. The ocean regulates the climate, feeds millions of people every year, produces oxygen, is the home to an incredible array of wildlife, provides us with important medicines, and so much more!… It’s imperative that we take the responsibility to care for the ocean as it cares for us. This year, the theme is Healthy oceans, healthy planet, and we’re making a special effort to stop plastic pollution.” […]

Why 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.
  • To inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean.
  • To develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean.
  • To 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.
  • To celebrate together the beauty, the wealth and the promise of the ocean.

~ United Nations



SOURCE: The Telegraph

World Ocean Day: 12 Reasons We Should All Care More about Saving Our Seas…

“There are obvious reasons to care about the Earth’s environment – global warming, and the litter and rubbish we can actually see are physically apparent to us. However, the damage to our oceans is somewhat less obvious – because most of the environmental issues the seas face are submerged in the deep.” […] ~ Helena Horton

  1. Reblogged this on A Call to Witness and commented:
    Celebrate World Ocean Day all Summer!! Extend the Celebration to the Entire Summer Season!!

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