Monday, June 07, 2021

World Oceans Day 2021

World Ocean Day World Oceans Day 2021
It's both World Ocean Day and World Oceans Day because the history's a tad complicated. The official United Nations-designated International Day began in 2008, developing from a proposal in 1992 by Canada's International Centre for Ocean Development (ICOD) and the Ocean Institute of Canada (OIC) at the Earth Summit–UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In addition, Tuesday 08 June initiates World Oceans Week you can read about here.

One month before Earth Day, World Water Day every 22 March particularly emphasizes fresh water; as the name implies, WOD celebrates water with easily measurable saline content. I've blogged […a whole lot about water…] WOD almost every year since 2011—missed only 2014. If you check out this blog's world oceans day label, you'll discover some of the wonderful graphic art the WOD peeps have provided for bloggers, organizations, and everyone who's interested. For this year's header illustration I incorporated their global water scene from 2020 and 2021, circling it with words The Ocean: Life & Livelihoods; background is one of my captures of the Pacific Ocean at Palos Verdes Peninsula. I entered a full-color version in their annual photo contest.

The theme for 2021, The Ocean: Life & Livelihoods, hopes to "shed light on the wonder of the ocean and how it is our lifesource, supporting humanity and every other organism on Earth." Other years I've reflected on the theme and/or written about my ocean experiences. This time I'll suggest hashtags you can search to find interesting articles and action ideas:

#OceanClimateAction

#Protect30x30

#ClimateChange

#WorldOceanDay

#WorldOceansDay

#WorldOceanDay2021

#WorldOceansDay2021

And you can search a string of #DYK – Do You Knows – plus an item that interests you. Try #Water #Ocean #Oceans #Sharks #Salt #Coral #Climate #WOD #ClimateChange #Environment

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