Friday, June 8, 2012

Celebrating and Participating in World Oceans Day



(Google Image) 
By Terry Orr

"World Oceans Day is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of oceans to humankind’s sustainable development. It is also a time to recognize the many severe challenges related to oceans. " ~ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
(Google Image) 


World Oceans Day is an opportunity every year to honor the world's ocean, celebrate the products the ocean provides such as seafood as well as marine life itself for aquariums, pets, and also a time to appreciate its own intrinsic value. The ocean also provides sea-lanes for international trade. Global pollution and over-consumption of fish have resulted in drastically dwindling population of the majority of species. (Wikipedia)

(Google Image) 

World Ocean Day 2011 “Youth: the Next Wave for Change” (http://kisbyto.blogspot.com/2011/06/world-ocean-day-2011-youth-next-wave.html) was our in-depth article on World Oceans Day last year. 

(Google Image) 

So what can you do?  Check out this site: http://www.oceanrecov.org/activities/events/world-ocean-day-oceanic-big-five-cleanups.html and your local area organizations.

(Google Image) 

Good links to view:

(Google Image) 

(Google Image) 

No comments:

Post a Comment