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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

World Oceans Day 2016: Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet


8th June is each year World Ocean Day. It is a United-Nations-recognised day of ocean celebration and action. This year's theme is Healthy oceans, healthy planet. This includes the promotion to prevent plastic pollution.

World Oceans Day, held every June 8th, is the United Nations-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. People all over our blue planet organize celebrations – which can be a huge event in your community, a special announcement, or anything in between – to support action to protect the ocean.
This year, under the theme of Healthy oceans, healthy planet, we’re promoting prevention of plastic pollution.
The World Oceans Day is coordinated by The Ocean Project, working in partnership with the World Ocean Network, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and many other partners in its network of 2,000 organizations.
Thousand events in 2015
The world celebrated "Healthy oceans, healthy planet" in the first year of a two-year theme for World Oceans Day. Nearly 1,000 events were held at aquariums, zoos, museums, recreational centers, youth clubs, schools, businesses, and countless individuals marked the day by doing something to keep our ocean healthy.
Thousands took The Better Bag Challenge for World Oceans Day – promising to use reusable bags rather than disposable plastic bags for a year to help address the problem of marine debris.
Take action
Explore the website of World Oceans Day — developed as a free resource for everyone around the world to use — and learn how you can organize an event for World Oceans Day, mark the day in a special way, or just take action for the ocean on your own in June and throughout the year.

More information
World Oceans Day
www.worldoceansday.org
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