World Oceans Day 2011 was a huge success!

Thanks to people like you, approximately 400 events were held in 70 countries to celebrate World Oceans Day. World Oceans Day was also buzzing online this year!  In the past month, it was mentioned in 3,759 web articles and 8,417 tweets. We also doubled our fans on Facebook, so more people around the world can connect for the ocean! There were write-ups and mentions on sites like Treehugger, The Huffington Post, Mother Jones, Washington Post, the Toronto Star, and many more! We know that next year is going to be even bigger and better!

Because of the importance of youth in helping with ocean conservation, the theme for 2012 remains the same:
Youth: the Next Wave for Change, so start planning your events for 2012 now. Visit this site often for new info, resources, and discussion about June 8th and ocean conservation.

We want your pictures and videos! The Ocean Project is preparing our annual World Oceans Day highlights and we want to hear from you. If you have pictures, video, press coverage, etc. of a World Oceans Day event please share with the community. You can post it on our Facebook wall or email it to us at aisakower@theoceanproject.org.

And don’t forget to send a Maui Jim lei on Facebook! It’s free, and once the Aloha-o-meter fills up, $10,000 will be donated to support World Oceans Day.

Posted in Social media, World Oceans Day, Youth.

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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