This year’s World Oceans Day (or World Oceans Week) feels different for a multitude of reasons. Most of which I need not explain. So that prompted me to do something a little different as well. What bodies of water don’t get a day or a week commemorated in their honor? Lakes and rivers. DID YOU KNOW freshwater lakes are now heavily affected by microplastic pollution? Did you also know that most major rivers flow into the ocean? These lesser honored bodies of water deserve as much attention for many reasons.
Meet biologist Luis Antonio Góngora Dominguez … and his work in Seybaplaya, Mexcio
“Normally it’s snakes, the most common call I get, you can imagine what it’s like, hysteria down the phone line, people screaming about the danger the family is in, when really it’s the snake that’s terrified, hiding behind the bin, pleading for the yelling to stop.
A New Initiative for Canada on World Oceans Day
We hope everyone has come through the recent months in health and with a happy heart. In these trying times, it’s been extremely difficult to get a clear understanding of what we CAN do this year.
We hope this year, on World Oceans Day, and with our economy re-opening, everyone can take a step back and embrace whatever new normal is right for them.
World Oceans Day also kicks off our Make Canada Clean Again initiative.
Día de Tomar Consciencia, Alejado del Mar, Alejado de la Fuente Donde Toda Vida Inició, Sanador de Muchos, Paz para Otros, y Necesario para Todos
El mar es una experiencia, un sentimiento, una conexión, es uno que alberga a muchos. Cualquier ser pensante que se ha visto atraído a este gran manto azul, puede compartir y coincidir con esto. ¿Pero, que es lo que nos atrae del océano? No somos seres submarinos, ni poseemos la ventaja de poder respirar bajo el agua, pero si somos cuerpos conformados principalmente por este componente.
A Day of Awareness, Away from the Sea, Far from the Source Where All Life Began; Healer of Many, Peace for Others, And Necessary for Everyone.
The sea is an experience, a feeling, a connection, it is one that houses many. Any thinking being who has been drawn to this great blue mantle can share and agree with this. But what is it that draws us to the ocean? We are not an underwater species, nor do we have the advantage to breathe underwater, but our bodies are made of mainly water. We need to connect to the ocean.
“We cannot protect something we do not love, we cannot love what we do not know, and we cannot know what we do not see. And touch. And hear.” – Richard Louv.
For many people, the ocean is a nice place to relax, unwind, and gather thoughts. We sit at the beach and watch wave after wave come in. But the ocean is so much more than that. It’s difficult to imagine the wide array of life that thrives beneath the surface of the water if you’ve never been diving or snorkelling. It’s not like going for a walk in the woods, where you can immediately see some of what nature has to offer. That’s why it’s so important to share images and videos of the beautiful creatures that call our rivers, lakes, and oceans home, making visible the beauty of these aquatic environments.
A Personal View on Three Years Working for Plastic Oceans International
I think I have rewritten this blog two, three, four times in the last three days now. After being in quarantine for about three months now it seems a long time ago I was out there making a difference, at some deserted beach looking for plastic, or in front of a group of people explaining to them why I think the circular economy could be a great solution for ocean plastic pollution.
¿No te gustaría estar viviendo la pandemia en una hermosa isla aislada en este momento? Lo que he aprendido es que, a pesar de que es agradable a corto plazo, la vida en la isla generalmente no es tan buena como su alto costo de vida debido a la dependencia de las importaciones y la baja calidad de los servicios, como la atención médica y los servicios educativos. Y no voy a comenzar con el impacto que el cambio climático y las parcelas de basura plástica están teniendo en estos ambientes prístinos.
Work Begins to Help Protect the Largest Freshwater System in the World
June 2, 2020 – MALIBU, Calif., U.S.A. – Plastic Oceans International, a global nonprofit organization dedicated to ending plastic pollution and fostering sustainable communities, today announced that it has joined the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition. Read More
Comienza el trabajo para ayudar a proteger el sistema de agua dulce más grande del mundo
2 de junio de 2020 – MALIBU, California, EE. UU. – Plastic Oceans International, una organización global sin fines de lucro dedicada a terminar con la contaminación plástica y fomentar comunidades sostenibles, anunció hoy que se ha unido a la Coalición Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes.