World Ocean Day Wednesday 8th of June 2022
World Ocean Day was recognised by the United Nations in 2008. It advocates for protecting, restoring, and learning more about the blue planet. The ocean connects us all and we want to create a better and more sustainable future, as well as conserve marine ecosystems and life.
Did you know that the ocean covers over 70% of the planet? Also, 70% of the oxygen we breathe is produced by oceans?
It is home to most of the biodiversity and sadly due to pollution levels, coral reefs and marine life are diminishing. Therefore, as humans, we can take action to protect and understand our relationship with the ocean and its habitat.
But how can we help?
- You can support the campaign, whether this is online, a physical event, or sharing information around the world! Here is how you can help below:
- Use educational materials found on the website.
- Connect with your local aquarium, and schools, and amplify the event through blogging (like this one for example), signage, podcasts, and social media!
- If you feel brave, you could deliver presentations (interactive alongside the ocean creatures), or if you live near the oceans, you could even host a guided walk.
- Organise competitions around writing articles, books, or poems on saving our oceans.
- Get creative and upcycle any materials found on the beaches that contribute to ocean pollution. · Sign the petition Conservation Action Focus – World Ocean Day – World Ocean Day
- Spread the word and access promotional resources to engage communities on social media.
The marine conservation society in Scotland has a responsibility to ban any damaged activity such as trawling and dredging. You can find more information https://www.mcsuk.org/about-us/where-we-work/our-focus-in-scotland/
There are also links on the library’s Box of Broadcasts to understand more about Oceans and the incredible creatures that live in them:
Search the library catalogue for books on Oceans.
Take action here