We hope that everybody enjoyed and found value in celebrating our oceans on and around World Oceans Day 2018. It was inspiring to see so many individuals and organizations working together to make a difference.
Our own team was busy on four continents and in six countries, showing our Mother Ocean plenty of love.. Please enjoy this World Oceans Day gallery of images from their amazing efforts:
World Oceans Day Hong Kong
The Vibe Tribe, Plastic Oceans Foundation, and Sea Shepherds Hong Kong, are teaming up to bring you an annual and GLOBAL theme to prevent plastic pollution and encourage solutions for a healthy ocean. This event is in recognition of World Oceans Day and takes place on June 9.
1500hrs > Sand art competition and educational afternoon for children and family
1700hrs > Competition winner announced (1st / 2nd and 3rd prize)
1730hrs > Panel discussion: Craig Leeson, Gary Stokes, Lindsay Porter, and special guest
1800hrs > Sundowners and snacks Hemingway’s DB
1900hrs > Screening of Plastic Oceans
For the first time since they started the Plastic Oceans Chile office, and representing Plastic Oceans in 35 different occasions, Mark Minneboo and Camila Ahrendt are going to sit down, take a breath and answer questions online!
Mark is the director of Plastic Oceans Chile and Camila is their scientific Director and also a marine biologist.
Since screening our film for the first time in July 2017, they have been traveling and representing our foundation at schools, Universities, the ministry of Environment, companies, other foundations and even at the international Marine Protected areas conference Impac4.
Chile is a country with a very centralized geography with half of the population living in the capital Santiago, and the other half living from the famous Atacama dessert in the North until the icefields of the most Southern part of the world in Tierra del Fuego, so Plastic challenges are very diverse there.
The Chilean Parliament last week unanimously approved a nation wide plastic bag ban, so things are heading the right way in this part of the world.
Since screening our film for the first time in July 2017 Mark and Camila have seen great projects run by people who want to stop the plastic wave all around the country and they know first hand that there are still many challenges we face.
Much of those come down to education and access to the right information, so this is your chance to ask questions, tell Mark and Camila about your projects and let them know that you want #plasticfreeoceans.
This Facebook Live will be trilingual; you can ask your questions in Spanish, English and Dutch.
Log in to our Facebook page @plasticoceans.chile on this year´s World Oceans Day
Thursday, June 8 – at 7.30 pm (GMT-5)
En este Día de los Océanos tendrán la oportunidad de enviar sus preguntas y presentar sus proyectos en forma directa y en vivo a nuestro director Mark Minneboo y directora científica Camila Ahrendt. Envíanos tus mensajes a través del chat para que te respondamos directamente por el vídeo!
Este Q&A (questions y answers) será para todas las personas Hispano, Anglo y Holandés hablantes!
Solo debes acceder a nuestra transmisión en vivo a la hora del evento y estaremos en contacto!
Please Join Us for a Day of Honoring Our Oceans!
The Plastic Oceans Foundation, in partnership with Tras La Perla de la América, is leading a beach cleanup in Santa Monica, California, on World Oceans Day – June 8, 2018. Please join us to show some love for our oceans and to help raise awareness about plastic pollution.
We will provide the following:
- FREE T-shirts. Supplies and sizes are limited.
Volunteers, please bring the following:
- A reusable plastic water bottle
- Plenty of passion and smiles!
We will be setup up directly across from Perry’s Cafe. See address and map below. Please note that we will be taking photos and shooting video during the cleanup. Please help build our wave of change by taking plenty of photos and sharing them on social media using the three hashtags that you see below.
For any questions, please contact Brigette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help us plan, if you will be joining us, please visit the Facebook event and indicate that you are going. Link is below.
World Oceans Day in Durban South Africa
Come join a weekend of celebrating our oceans through various events from beach clean ups all along the coast of Durban, South Africa, to a screening of A Plastic Ocean, a dolphin mile swim and even surf lessons. Using our beautiful coastline to explore and clean up. See the fliers below for more details..
Sarah Ferguson will also be doing a talk at Chelsea pre on World Oceans Day and on the Saturday a talk down the south coast of KZN in collaboration with Shark Angels who are also doing a whole event for World Oceans Day- details of the talk:
Forming an integral part of the Shark Weekend programme will be an address by renowned ocean activist and founder of the NPC, Breathe, Sarah Ferguson. onSaturday, 9 June at 3pm. The former national swimmer took to ocean swimming six years ago and decided to do something more meaningful with her swimming.
“I decided to start a foundation centred on ocean conservation, so I established Breathe,” recalled Ferguson. “I then started training to become the first African woman to swim the Kaiwi channel in Hawaii which I successfully completed in July 2017.”
Her 30-minute talk, entitled ‘Swimming to Fight Plastic Pollution – Live Deeply & Tread Lightly’ outlines her passion of swimming and the global epidemic of plastic pollution. It will take place on Saturday, 9 June at 3pm
“We cannot ignore this issue,” said Ferguson. “They recently found a plastic bag at the bottom of the Mariana Trench – the deepest part of the ocean. Education is critical to change behaviour and create awareness about this relevant and growing epidemic. Change starts with the individual and needs to come from the public as well as at government level. Together, we can all change the statistic that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish.”
It’s a festive weekend for World Oceans Day In Durban South Africa, so come out and join the fun by helping to show some love for our oceans.
We are proud to have the support and passion of international entertainer Carlos Vives. He has long been a champion of protecting the environment in his hometown of Santa Marta, Colombia, and we look forward to working with him, and his organization, Tras La Perla, to raise awareness on the issue of plastic pollution.
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