Why we found rare this day of celebration?
This day was first proposed in 1992 by the Government of Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, and only in December 2008 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the “World Oceans Day”, now it is celebrated on June 8th each year.
We owe this day of celebration to two organizations: The Ocean Project and the World Ocean Network, who have helped to broadcast and organize “World Oceans Day” throughout the world since 2003; but, we are all part of this great initiative, to raise awareness about the importance of caring and protecting the oceans.
The oceans are an inexhaustible supply of resources and contributed to society in different ways. The oceans:
Generate most of the oxygen we breathe
- Help feed us
- Regulate our climate
- Clean the water we drink
- Offer us a pharmacopoeia of potential medicines
- Provide limitless inspiration!
The theme for 2013 and 2014 is together we have the power to protect the ocean!
Now is time to protect and conserve for future generations. The challenge is not small, but if we do not start now, when will it be?
You will find more information to be part of the “World Oceans Day” in the following links:
By Francisca Solar