International multi-cultural students poster project with design departments of 35 academies and universities from all five continents.
The participating institutions are from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Mozambique, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Uruguay, USA, and Venezuela. It was not a general tender. It is a non-commercial project.
More than 50 professor colleagues with more than 1000 students collaborated in the project, either in workshops or as semester work. Each participating institution contributed up to 10 best posters, so that there is a collection of c. 350 posters.
The students’ posters as the visual voice of the youth of the world are a call to preserve the Creation – our blue planet.
The students were briefed by extensive information material. So that the posters cover by their design all aspects of plastic pollution. E.g. environmental pollution of coasts and beaches; fish and seabirds eat plastic parts and die a cruel death; micro plastics from synthetic clothes in the sea; scientists have detected plastic in fish we eat and even in sea salt.
The global communications project is directed and curated by Helmut Langer, Germany (www.helmut-langer.eu), internationally renowned communication designer and worldwide experienced lecturer, as well a Past President of the International Council of Design. The project was only possible with the fantastic and dedicated cooperation with the professor colleagues, who are part of or have been recommended by Helmut’s global network. A big thank you to them and to the students of course!
It is a great honour for the posters to be part of the UN WORLD OCEAN DAY platform where they get worldwide attention. Because of space limit only a selection of the posters can be shown. They represent all others – they are all part of OCEAN POSTERS against plastic pollution!
Meanwhile selections were exhibited in Argentina, Chile, China, Germany, India, Peru, Slovakia, and USA. Other exhibitions will follow as the COVID pandemic allow
Image Credit: https://unworldoceansday.org/posters-against-plastic-pollution/
Together we are stronger, that’s what the designers of the @clearbothk, the solar-powered robot that fishes waste out of the water think. The robot uses AI to find and remove plastic bags and notice the difference between the bags and jellyfish.
To make a difference in marine pollution, Clearbot’s designers had to upscale, here comes game developer@razerlook at. They have experience in design for mass production and therefore the perfect fit to give Clearbot a new look.
The new design was presented on World Oceans Day and can collect 250 kg of plastic in 1 round. The partnership between Clearbot and Razer has resulted in an innovative concept that will only benefit the planet.
Image Credit: https://www.instagram.com/p/CQOcnNgBSA7/
Tencent Music Entertainment Group (“Tencent Music,” “TME,” or the “Company”) (NYSE: TME), the leading online music and audio entertainment platform in China, and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, announced the launch of a special non-profit project for World Oceans Day that aims to use music to convey a vision for global ocean protection.
As part of the project, the two sides are partnering with notable music artists from China and abroad, as well as ocean program experts, to launch both a series of charitable music singles, and a curated World Oceans Day playlist.
Popular Chinese music artists such as Zhang Yun Lei, Jiao Mai Qi, NINEONE#, and Chen Jing Fei contributed a series of singles to the project. The curated music playlist consists of songs and messages of support from global music artists such as Mike Shinoda, Jeff Chang, Ayanga, Christopher, Lukas Graham, WayV, NCT DREAM and Jeong Se-woon. The singles and the playlist became available on TME’s platforms, QQ Music, Kugou Music, Kuwo Music and WeSing, starting from June 8, 2021.
Image Credit: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tencent-music-and-wwf-launch-non-profit-music-project-for-world-oceans-day-301309763.html
The PADI Torchbearer community has the power to influence policymakers and governments around the world.
Throughout 2021, we will continue to rally for support of the We Are One Ocean 30×30 Petition, calling on world leaders to protect 30 percent of our shared, global ocean by 2030. In February, we will ask for every Torchbearer to participate in the Great Barrier Reef Census, the world-first citizen science effort to survey the Great Barrier Reef. We will also continue to work along-side our primary partner in conservation, Project AWARE, to enlist Torchbearers to help save the Short-Fin Atlantic Mako Shark and to continue to grow Dive Against Debris, PADI’s flagship underwater citizen-science program with the power to influence waste management policies around the world.
2021 will present more opportunities to take actions that heal and protect the ocean.
- Coming World’s Oceans Day, June 8th: PADI will be launching an updated and more interactive experience on the PADI Website helping connect divers and ocean enthusiasts with ways to stand up for the ocean.
- The expanded Conservation Portal on padi.com will highlight the PADI’s conservation courses and programs and share stories from the Torchbearer community and how they are healing the ocean and our dive communities around the world.
- Through a new tool on the PADI website, visitors will be able to find conservation courses, events and activities at PADI Dive Centers and Resorts around the world.
- Strengthened PADI and Project AWARE partnership that supports more conservation programs and opportunities for divers to engage in citizen science.
- There will be new tools for the PADI Torchbearer Community to monitor and track their conservation impact.
Image Credit: https://blog.padi.com/2021-is-a-critical-year-for-the-ocean/
DATE – 26 June
TIME – 3:00 am
Image Credit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfI-GokT6Lpy-mJIopnNsZRFzuQ1PBCNvID5CqfJE0rR0anFw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0avKsKuIcMsUTpXx8wL3bBs87niX377LhDHWh_0jUDwigqxhHyPpJdTns
For the first time ever, come celebrate UN World Oceans Day Event – Hong Kong – co-hosted by Ocean Uprise (Parley for the Ocean’s Youth Community) and KIDsforSDGs on June 8 and June 26, 2021, led by Global Goals Council (CDNIS), DITO (CIS) and HK Green Schools Alliance.
- Hawaii AIR Station Livestream
- Youth Panel
- Case Studies (Hong Kong and Asia)
Parley is a global organisation aimed to address major threats towards our oceans, the most important ecosystem of our planet. Its partnerships – ADIDAS x PARLEY, Run for the Oceans, AMEX x PARLEY, Parley Maldives and Parley Global Cleanup Network – all work hand-in-hand to end marine plastic pollution.
Past Events and information: https://mandarinmatrix.org/mandarin-matrix-celebrates-world-oceans-day/
DATE – 26 June
TIME – 2:00 am
Image Credit: https://mandarinmatrix.org/mandarin-matrix-celebrates-world-oceans-day/
2021.6.8 This World Ocean Day the one dive club will clean the dive site called The one beach, which is a beautiful beach at Lingding Island. We will clean under water and also the beach itself.
To celebrate the World Ocean Day 2021, we launched an outdoor art event (curated by the Nantongese sculptor Yonghua Tao) to raise the local awareness on protecting Spoon-billed Sandpiper in East China Sea on 4 June 2021. About 2021 local students from the Rudong Shiyan School participated in the event and formed the striking artistic design of a spoon-billed sandpiper. 68 local artist from the Yangtz River Delta also created 680 art works for the event which will be in tour in Shanghai, Suzhou, Nantong and Rudong.
By organising the event, we would like to deliver the message to the world that the young generation and artists in the Yangtze Delta are determined to preserve the local sea coast in Nantong which is the spoon-billed sandpiper’s breeding habitat.
Online petition: bit.ly/oceanhk2021en
The background of ‘Befriend the Ocean’
Less than 3% of Hong Kong’s waters are currently protected.
Hong Kong could not reach the marine conservation goal of protecting 10% marine waters by last year under the Convention on Biological Diversity established by United Nations and to fulfill the commitment to China and the international community.
We need to expand the size of current marine protected areas by at least 10 times in order to achieve the next marine conservation goal – designating 30% of marine waters as protected areas.
Through the “World Oceans Day” on 8th June 2021, we encourage everyone to be friends with ocean and also urge Hong Kong government to cease reclamation projects that cause irreversible impacts on the coastline and marine waters and expedite the implementation of measures that the Biodiversity Convention proposed. Suggested actions are:
- Designating at least 10% of Hong Kong’s waters as marine protected areas.
- Setting up a timetable for the plan of protecting 30% Hong Kong’s waters by 2030.
- Ceasing all development projects that deploy “Destroy first, compensate later” approaches.
- Collaborating with marine users and local groups to work on marine spatial planning.
To celebrate World Ocean Day, we’ll be first broadcasting a Chinese white dolphin (aka. pink dolphin) documentary, directed by @daphnewongphoto Daphne Wong, to raise the awareness for dolphin habitat protection on June 6.
The Facebook live will be accessible via @hkdcs Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society Facebook page.
About the documentary
Breathing Room, is a half-hour documentary about the declining Chinese White Dolphins in Hong Kong. The film brings to light the research and conservation work that is being done to save them, and discusses the implications of habitat loss due to continuous coastal developments for these iconic pink dolphins.
To learn more how to save the pink dolphin, please visit:
iLab advocates this Educational Donation Program for 3 years.
Period —— From World Earth Day 4.22 to World Ocean Day 6.8 every year
2021 Education Message —— 1 Drop of Harmful Cosmetic Ingredients = 7 Pool-sized Coral Bleaching / Coral Reef = 25% Marine Habitats / 60% Coral Reefs Expected to be Dead and Gone / Are Your Cosmetics Killing Coral Reefs? ✘Oxybenzone ✘Octinoxate ✘Butylparaben ✘4-methylbenzylidine camphor
Donation —— iLab is an outdoor skin care brand originated from French Thalassotherapy, and Coral Reef Safe. iLab will donate 1Euro or 1USD or 6.8RMB for everyone who buy iLab through designated official channels from World Earth Day (Apr. 22) to World Ocean Day (Jun. 8).