Reduce your plastic pollution for World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day on June 8, is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future.

On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honour the ocean, which connects us all. Get together with your family, friends, community to start creating a better future. Working together, we can all help to protect our shared ocean. Check out the video here.

The Ocean Project has promoted and coordinated World Oceans Day globally since 2002. It is done with a team based in the US and also advisors and volunteers in dozens of countries. It is a collaborative organization working in partnership with hundreds of organizations, including World Ocean Network, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and many other networks from all sectors.

Why celebrate World Oceans Day? A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Every year, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honour, help protect, and conserve our world’s shared ocean. The ocean is important because it:

  • Generates most of the oxygen we breathe
  • Helps feed us
  • Regulates our climate
  • Cleans the water we drink
  • Offers a pharmacopoeia of medicines
  • Provides limitless inspiration

You can create your own event or participate in an organised event. The main action focus is to prevent plastic pollution and encourage solutions for a healthy ocean. Click here for more information on organising an event.