World Oceans Day is June 8th, when people around the planet celebrate and honor the ocean, which links us all. Our Surf City Family readers know only too well how the ocean links us all and helps us in Huntington Beach.
This year’s World Oceans Day theme is “Together we have the power to protect the ocean.” Hundreds of events are planned to help people get involved in solutions for a healthy ocean and society – by supporting clean energy choices, trash-free coasts and beaches, sustainable seafood, and more.
“In addition to events in dozens of countries, we invite everyone to take ocean conservation personally by making a commitment and then sharing a selfie for the sea,” said World Oceans Day coordinator, Alyssa Isakower. “We can each do something to help protect our ocean!”
There are no World Oceans Day events planned in Huntington Beach, where beach cleanups are regularly scheduled by groups like The Surfrider Foundation and Save Our Beach. And each of us can still celebrate the day by doing our part!
Take action: A small action on your part multiplied by thousands around the world can contribute to a significant collective impact. According to the Ocean Project, here are the top three:
– Help reduce marine debris by eliminating junk mail
– Obtain a renewable energy credit to help combat ocean acidification
– Spread the word about sustainable seafood
Selfie for the sea: Show the world that you are part of the growing movement of people taking personal action for our ocean, take a selfie showing how you’re helping the ocean or make a promise, and post with #WorldOceansDay! Learn more: http://WorldOceansDay.org/promise.