Tuesday, May 10, 2011

World Oceans Day is June 8th!

I know this is a little bit early, but I wanted to get the ball rolling on this years World Oceans Day. The "day" first started as a suggestion by Canadian delegates that attended the Rio Summit in '94. And after the world saw how Canadians celebrated their oceans, the UN decided it should be a global party! So there you have it, the unofficial history of WOD.


This year WOD is focusing on Youth: The next Wave of Change. I encourage you to check out the websites that explain WOD, and think about organizing an event of your own to celebrate. How about inviting the neighbourhood kids and their parents to your house, a local park, or community center to do a workshop on rainwater collection for garden watering! Maybe even a day of kayaking the coast or going to the closest beach to turn over rocks and look for crabs!

It's time to make our coastal areas and the oceans that connect them a priority. I'll post again about WOD closer to the day!

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