World Oceans Day 2016 theme: Healthy oceans, healthy planet

Explore this site — 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.

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.

 

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Better Bag Challenge Opportunity!

Act now to receive reusable bags for World Oceans Day 2016! For World Oceans Day 2016 – after successfully piloting the Better Bag Challenge at several partner aquariums and zoos – we’re providing you with a special offer to engage your visitors in

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Seas the Day in January: Resolutions for the Ocean

Your list of New Year’s resolutions may have included improving your personal health with exercise or eating better but what about resolving to improve ocean health? The health of the ocean has a direct impact on us, effecting everything from

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Seas the Day in December: Give Back to the Ocean

The world’s ocean is essential to our existence. It provides countless natural resources like salt, oil and metals. It supports fish and other types of seafood that we depend on for nutrition, and provides jobs from aquaculture to tourism. This month let’s

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Seas the Day in November: Get less trashy with the 4 Rs

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink: The first step to being environmentally conscious is rethinking your everyday actions. It’s best to rethink every purchase, reuse what we have, reduce what we buy, and recycle as much as we can. Before you

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Seas the Day in October: Save energy, save the ocean

Did you know October in the US is National Energy Action Month? Though it may seem far off, thinking about your World Oceans Day celebration now will allow plenty of time to brainstorm creative event ideas. Why not tie in

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