Happy Blue Earth Day!


Today much of the world celebrates our planet Earth. As Arthur C. Clarke noted, “How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.”

Since we share an interconnected planet, though, everything that each of us does for Earth Day also benefits our world’s ocean. Overconsumption, improper development, polluted runoff from farms, yards, streets and parking lots, air pollution, and climate change…these are issues that harm people, as well as our world’s ocean, which lies downstream and downwind from all of us.

Remember to Seas the Day this Earth Day! And make sure to plan an event to celebrate the inaugural World Oceans Day on June 8th.

Thanks to Wolcott Henry for this beautiful image of Bunaken National Marine Park, formally established in 1991 and among the first of Indonesia’s growing system of marine parks. Visit his website for additional inspirational images.

Posted in Seas the Day, World Oceans Day.

Alyssa Isakower

Alyssa has consulted for The Ocean Project coordinating World Oceans Day since 2011 and is more excited for June 8th every year! She is interested in all things social media, and has been thrilled to work with partners of The Ocean Project around the world on exciting conservation outreach, both on the ground and online.

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