Did you know there is a World Ocean Day ?

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World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. From the entire team at World Oceans Day headquarters, we hope you  celebrated your connection to our shared ocean on yesterday, and get involved in helping with solutions to the many challenges we face in creating a healthier ocean and a more sustainable society. No matter where you live – each of us affects the ocean and is affected by the ocean.

This year, individuals and organizations across our blue planet are celebrating with the theme “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” and are promoting prevention of plastic ocean pollution with events in their communities, with special announcements and everything in between!

With the enthusiasm and involvement of people around the world, World Oceans Day has grown tremendously each year since The Ocean Project started promoting and coordinating it in 2002. With hundreds of partner organizations and networks involved, and especially since the United Nations officially recognized June 8 as World Oceans Day in late 2008, we have collectively reached millions worldwide. This global celebration is growing fast and provides a special day once a year to reflect on the importance of a healthy ocean, our ocean connections, and how each of us can make a positive difference in our lifetimes. We hope you will become more involved!

The Wave for Change is a simple social media campaign taking action for the ocean. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

1) Make a promise to the ocean! Such as using reusable bags or   to stop using plastic straws!

2)    “Sign” your commitment by doing the wave. Record yourself saying your commitment and doing the wave!

3)    Share it with the world! Tag #WaveForChange and #WorldOceansDay

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR THE WAVE FOR CHANGE:

“For World Oceans Day I’m joining with others around the world in a wave for change to help keep plastic trash out of our ocean and away from ocean animals. My pledge is to stop using disposable plastic bags and bottles (do the wave now) and I challenge you to make your own pledge, post it, and keep this wave going!”

For everything ‘World Oceans Day’, visit: http://www.worldoceansday.org/