Tuesday, June 8, 2010

"Seas The Day" ~ World Ocean Day

Mark another one on the calendar....another annual eco-holiday, that is.  Or rather, eco-awareness day. 
Today = June 8th = World Ocean Day

A relatively new date on the United Nations' Environmental holidays, World Ocean Day is truly only celebrating it's second birthday.  Brainchild of the 1992 Earth Summit at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, World Ocean Day came to the calendar just last year on June 8th, 2009. 

Perhaps just in time, too.   With the Plastiki in the Pacific Ocean (our favorite catamaran made of 12,500 plastic water bottles...the same one traveling past the Eastern Garbage Patch that's twice the size of Texas)..... and the BP/Bad Press Oil Spill debacle that's still growing and unresolved in the Gulf of Mexico....it begs the questions:  Could there be a better time to pay tribute to the water that encircles our planet?

For more details on World Ocean Day, click the title above, or check out http://www.theoceanproject.org/wod/ .   A definite stopping spot is at the "Take Action for the Gulf Coast Oil Spill" link.  Likewise, be sure to check out the "Celebrate with Dr. Seuss" link, take the "Seven Seas" pledge, or just simply get ideas galore!!  

Just because June 8th comes once a year doesn't mean that you only have to celebrate World Ocean Day this one day.  Spread it out, make a commitment, and go have fun enjoying and celebrating our 4 (or 5, depending on how you count it!) favorite oceans!! 

Picture from http://www.oceanconservancy.org/images/content/pagebuilder/26725.jpg

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