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World Oceans Day

Mansi Dubey
1 to 3 years

Created by Mansi Dubey
Updated on Jun 08, 2018

World Oceans Day

Saving our oceans and its creatures is the responsibility of each and every one of us. It’s something we need to take in consideration to maintain a natural balance of life on Earth. Ocean is a home for Marine lives, and it’s our duty to protect them from global warming.

World ocean day has been established raise awareness and encourage people to do something to protect the oceans. Every year on June 8th, world ocean day is celebrated globally aiming to save the equilibrium of water and lives on the earth. World ocean day was establishes by the United Nations General Assembly in 2008 in association with The Ocean Project and the World Ocean Network. Earlier it was celebrated unofficially every year on the same day after the first proposal of it in 1992 by the Canada at Earth Summit in Rio de janeiro, Brazil.

A non-profit organisation, The Ocean Project, has started a project for the conservation of ocean. The Ocean Project was started in 1990s. Another international non-profit organisation, The World Ocean Network, promotes the limited use of ocean with the motto “Caring for the Blue Planet, you can make a difference!” It was established in 2002.

Every year the celebration is based around a theme to target the specific issue of the ocean and to raise awareness about it. People are motivated to volunteer and participate in many activities like educational activities, beach cleaning, short film fest, art fest, poster distribution, tug of war, saving marine lives, museum display, seafood festival, touch tanks,, award ceremonies for students and teachers, class presentation, colouring contest, photo contest, fossil hunting walks etc.

To have a brighter and better future we need to make sure our next generation understand the value of natural resources and the planet Earth. This year take an initiative and educate your child about the world ocean day and why it is celebrated. Engage them into activities and help them contribute to the Mother Nature. Oceans are the essential part of the life on earth and the key part of the biosphere. Life without the oceans is unimaginable. The World Ocean Day provides an opportunity for you to contribute in the global movement so take this opportunity and make your child a big part of this celebration too.

The theme for 2018 is “Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy Ocean”. Plastic is a serious problem for our ocean and especially for all the animals. Today take an oath to limit the use of plastic, stop using single use plastic bags and bottles, and to not throw plastic into any water bodies.

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