June 8th is World Oceans Day! An opportunity to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea.
Our Oceans, Our Responsibility!
The concept for a 'World Oceans Day' was first proposed in 1992 by the Government of Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janero, and it had been unofficially celebrated every year since then. In 2002, The Ocean Project and World Ocean Network have helped to promote and coordinate World Oceans Day events worldwide.
AS a result of the United Nations General Assembly resolution passed in December 2008, World Oceans Day is now officially recognized by the UN on June 8th, every year!
To register your Event for 2010 go to the World Ocean's Day Website. On the WOD website you can also find:
- WOD events in your area
- inspiration for your own celebration
- resources to help spread the word about WOD
Don't forget to follow all World Ocean's Day events on Facebook at: World Ocean's Day
Be sure to attend the event in Halifax this year! On Friday, June 4th we'll be celebrating World Ocean's Day from the Halifax Waterfront Celebration. From 10:00am-3:30 am, we'll be educating and entertaining the public on the waterfront behind the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. See fish and sea creatures and touch their slimy scales, courtesy of Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Enjoy some celebration cake and get you face painted with your own little fishy! If it rains, the celebration will be moved insideto the museum.
And, of course, I won't leave the aspect of eating sustainably out of this post. For dinner, make sure to check out some of Halifax's restaurants for