World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. Why do we celebrate it? Our oceans are critical to our survival, for they generate most of the oxygen that we breathe, help feed us, regulate our climate, clean the water we drink and provide us with important medicines while it is also home to an incredible array of wildlife. This year’s theme; “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet.” In order to ensure the health and safety of our communities and future generations, we must first take care of the ocean as it cares for us.
It is easy to participate in World’s Ocean Day today, and every day! First, take the time to learn and discover the wealth of diverse and beautiful ocean creatures and habitats and how our daily actions affect them. We need to change our ways in how we take care of the environment. When doing something as simple as taking care of your own yard and community, you are acting as a care taker to our oceans. Making small changes to your everyday habits will make a difference! Finally, change your perspective. Encourage your family, your friends and your community to think about what the oceans mean to us and our future, as well as what everyone can do to help conserve the ocean for generations to come. Whether you live inland or on the coast, we all affect the ocean and now is the time to do something about it!
So what can you do?
Some members here at Euclid Fish are joining others around the world in the #WaveForChange campaign to help keep plastic trash out of our oceans and lakes. Our pledge is to stop using disposable plastic bags and bottles and instead use reusable bags and water containers to help better our ocean.
We have taken the pledge, now it’s your turn! Sign your commitment by recording yourself doing the wave and saying what you will do to help the cause! World Oceans Day also offers other great ideas including their Better Bag Challenge and Selfie for the Sea campaign for additional ways to get involved!
For more information, visit www.worldoceansday.org.
Euclid Fish Company