It seems like our poor oceans have been getting the short end of the stick lately with everything happening in the Gulf, so World Oceans Day could not have come at a better time. Being from Halifax on the east coast of Canada, we manage to see the ocean everyday and it’s a big part of our lives. Here is a short excerpt of what today is all about:
The concept for a “World Ocean Day” was first proposed in 1992 by the Government of Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, and it had been unofficially celebrated every year since then. Since 2002, The Ocean Project and the World Ocean Network have helped to promote and coordinate World Oceans Day events worldwide. We help coordinate events and activities with aquariums, zoos, museums, conservation organizations, universities, schools, and businesses. Each year an increasing number of countries and organizations have been marking June 8th as an opportunity to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea.
So, please help spread the word that today is for our big blue friend and feel free to take the design above for use on your own website. Awareness is a powerful thing.