𝑾𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅 𝑶𝒄𝒆𝒂𝒏 𝑫𝒂𝒚
Today, 8th June, is an important time to remember just how vital water is to our well being.
The ocean absorbs CO2, provides us with water, and it sustains millions of sea creatures.
Yet, people fail to identify the true importance of the ocean and take it for granted, such as illegal fisherman and people who litter.
𝑯𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝑶𝒇 𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝑫𝒂𝒚
World ocean day first started in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 during a UN Conference on Environment and Development.
In 2008, the UN added a theme to this day each year.
𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒎𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 2021:
🌊 The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods.
Around 40 million people are expected to be working in the ocean industry, and a lot more people who feel the ocean is their second home, therefore the ocean is their livelihood.
But the ocean is more than that:
This years theme shows that the ocean is both our livelihood and our lives, as no oceans, no humans.
𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝑪𝒂𝒏 𝑴𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝑨 𝑫𝒊𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆!
1. Don’t litter- the plastics that you litter will always end up in the ocean, and they never biodegrade, meaning they pollute the ocean forever.
2. Use renewable items like a rubber shopping back that you can use more than once or a metal straw.
3. Spread the message to others.
𝑫𝒊𝒅 𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝑲𝒏𝒐𝒘?
1. 94% of leaving creatures reside in water bodies.
2. Only 5% of the oceans have been discovered and charted- so there may be creatures that we don’t know about.
3. There are more historic artefacts under the sea than in all of the world’s museums.
We need oceans for our survival! Let’s inspire everyone to change the way we act to make a more sustainable planet.
Don’t wait for change. Be the change.
Happy World Ocean Day!