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Seas the Day in February: Share Your Love for the Ocean

Seas the Day in February by sharing your love for the ocean. Connecting with your community, buying ocean-friendly products, and experiencing nature are all things that can make you happier and the planet healthier. Remember, even if you live inland, we are all connected to the ocean. All waterways flow to the ocean, so protecting your local river or watershed will help the ocean down the line! Below are some ways you can share your love for the ocean on World Oceans Day and everyday!

PARTICIPATE IN A CLEANUP

There are lots of organizations out there, waiting for volunteers like you to join them in taking action! You can use this link to find environmental groups by U.S. state, this website to find a Wildlife Trust near you in the UK, or this link to get involved in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup (year round) (or try a quick Google search of ocean conservation organizations in your area). Chances are, you’ll find a number of cleanup days scheduled or other ways for volunteers to get involved. 

For World Oceans Day:

Organize a community cleanup yourself! Here is a helpful guide for hosting a cleanup (pro tip: if your community isn’t near a beach, try a local wetland or river)

BUY OCEAN FRIENDLY PRODUCTS 

There are so many companies that make products with our oceans in mind. Here’s a list of eco friendly products you can buy today to help stop plastic pollution. Consider giving your loved ones’ ocean-friendly gifts this Valentine’s Day. United By Blue removes one pound of trash from our oceans and waterways for every product sold. Check out their Valentine’s day guide for gift ideas. Looking for jewelry? Planet Love Life creates bracelets, necklaces and more from recycled marine debris that was salvaged from beach cleanup projects.  

For World Oceans Day:

Make your celebration as eco friendly as possible with biodegradable products. Take a look at this guide for more tips.  

ORGANIZE AN OCEAN-THEMED EVENT

Not all ocean-centered events are beach or coastal cleanups. Screen an ocean movie or documentary! See this list of popular “underwater” documentaries, this list of ocean movies you can stream on Netflix, or stream Plastic Oceans to shed light on the issue of plastic pollution. Organize an ocean-themed art show, collecting pieces from people in your community (bonus points if the art is made using recycled/repurposed materials!) See more ideas here.

SPREAD THE WORD

Social media is an important way that many of us stay connected with our friends, family, and communities. This February, use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, your personal blog, or another social media outlet to share your love for our oceans, and share this ocean Valentine below!

For World Oceans Day:

  • Like the World Oceans Day page on Facebook and Instagram, and follow us on Twitter @CelebrateOceans

How will you seas the day this month?

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Seas the Day! Please use this information as you wish to spread the ocean conservation message. Each month, we feature a new conservation theme with ways to help so come back regularly for more ocean-helping ideas and tips!



Samantha Mackiewicz 02-Feb-2017
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