World Oceans Day takes place on June 8 and a team of youth ambassadors are urging people to commit to reducing the use of single-use plastics in their daily life.
Every year, World Oceans Day provides an opportunity to honour, help protect, and conserve the world’s oceans. The theme for this year’s World Oceans Day is “Our Oceans, Our Future”, with the main focus on the prevention of plastic pollution and cleaning the ocean of marine litter.
This year a team of 11 young people, between the ages of 14 and 22, have helped to shape World Oceans Day, providing fresh ideas and recommendations for developing the global event, as well as expanding opportunities for ocean conservation throughout the year.
This 11-strong team of youth ambassadors, now known as the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council, have developed a simple way for the public to take action and express their concern about plastic trash in our oceans by a commitment to reduce their use of disposable plastics and encouraging others to do the same.
Through the website www.keepoceans.blue, people can commit to reduce their use of disposable plastics and encourage others to do the same through sharing on social media using #CleanSeas and #WorldOceansDay.
Organisations and individuals around the world will be hosting events including beach clean ups and film screenings on World Oceans Day this Thursday. For an event in your area, check the World Oceans Day website. The website also offers resources on hosting your own event and factsheets.
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