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How to communicate about plastic and the seas around us

World Oceans Day was first ratified at the UN General Assembly on December 5, 2008 when June 8 was designated as the annual day for this celebration. The theme for this year is ‘Our Oceans – Our future’.

Today, for World Oceans Day, we are highlighting ideas about how to communicate effectively with your colleagues and your customers about the massive dangers associated with the accumulation of plastic waste. Sadly, we still have so much plastic in our oceans.

 

  1. Be inspiring

Inspire customers and business partners by showcasing durable and reusable solutions that are healthier for our communities and oceans. Inspire your community by showing people gathering together to clean up beaches. It’s important to personalise your message in order to stir emotions and inspire reactions to this pressing global problem.

 

  1. Show how animals or communities are hurt by plastic

Explain the linkage between marine well-being and plastic pollution. Plastic in our oceans has serious health and economic consequences

 

  1. Be proactive

Start an initiative such as lobbying for a ban on plastic bottles and containers at your local beach or park. Engage your community and encourage your colleagues, friends and neighbours to consider their individual environmental footprints. Community presence not only builds your brand image but it also helps to boost morale within your organisation. Read more about community involvement and going green here.

Visit the website PlasticOceans to learn more about plastic pollution in the oceans.

 

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World Oceans Day – Join the “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” Movement

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World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day was first enforced at the UN General Assembly on 5th of December in 2008, where June 8th was designated to be the day to be annually celebrated as “World Oceans Day”. The theme for 2016 is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet”.

With Oceans covering about 70% of the earth’s surface, and holding 97% of the earth’s water, oceans make up around 99% of the living space on our planet by volume. However, 40% of our oceans are heavily impacted by human activity.

Our oceans are polluted, fisheries being depleted, and coastal habituated are being destroyed. The oceans regulate our climate and are home to an incredibly diverse wildlife. The oceans provide food for millions, if not billions of the world’s population.

Find more information on the background of World Oceans Day here.

Here are “10 Things You Can Do to Save the Ocean:

  • Reduce the effects of climate change on our oceans
  • Make sustainable seafood choices
  • Reduce your use of plastic products
  • Take care of the beach
  • Don’t purchase products that exploit marine life
  • Sustainable seafood choices for your pet
  • Support the work to protect our oceans
  • Engage your community
  • Travel responsibly
  • Educate yourself

Read more on National Geographic.

Get active and help preserving our oceans; for inspiration on how to participate please visit http://www.worldoceansday.org/.

Also, to contribute you can join the ONEWORLD ONEOCEAN movement and support The Ocean Project.

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