Collection of rubbish through the 21 wards. (Morning charge from 6am to 8.30am.)
9.30am – all participants will move to the main station on the island to witness the following activities:
- Canoe racing
- Elementary exhibition of blue Ocean items
- Choir by 16 primary schools
- Presentation of prizes
- Speech by government officers and stakeholders
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This month, world leaders will gather at the United Nations to continue negotiations on a Global Ocean Treaty. This meeting may be the world’s last chance to secure a treaty that will protect at least 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030. Fragile ocean life–and the resources all humanity relies on–are at stake.
On Thursday, August 18, Greenpeace offices, frontline communities, artists, and activists will hold a rally outside UN headquarters to celebrate the world’s oceans and demand that world governments make history by protecting them.
Swim on over to the Kansas City Zoo on June 11-12 to celebrate World Oceans Weekend! Visit our displays near the aquarium construction site to learn how all water is connected and watch our animals throughout the Zoo receive special ocean-themed enrichment. Stop by the lobby to sign the 30×30 pledge to show your commitment to clean oceans, and then create ocean-themed crafts from recycled items commonly found in oceans and on shorelines. Swimmingly fun photo ops will be happening from 10 am to 3 pm with Zoo mascots and your favorite shark family!
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Irish environmental charity Clean Coasts joined forces with National Spring Clean, to provide communities around Ireland with free clean-up kits to host a clean-up during the week around World Ocean Day. In under 72 hours, over 4,000 volunteers signed up to carry out over 230 clean-ups.
Volunteers who didn’t manage to secure a clean-up kit can still take action by joining an existing clean-up, a list of which can be found on the Clean Coasts website
In 2022, the focus will once more be on the 30×30 campaign: to create a healthy ocean with abundant wildlife and to stabilize the climate, it is critical that 30% of our planet’s lands, waters, and ocean are protected by 2030.
One of the issues affecting our ocean is marine litter which has become a global problem for both humans and marine life. However, communities around Ireland have demonstrated their desire to be part of the solution by taking part in several beach cleaning and clean-up calls to action.
Reefscapers, a marine consultancy company based in the Maldives, specializes in coral reef restoration using their coral frame technique to create coral gardens. These gardens increase coral abundance and create important habitats for marine life.
At 3pm on World Ocean Day 2022, join their marine biologists at 5pm for a 30×30 themed WOD marine talk. Ask your questions, learn about marine life, and how to protect our oceans!
In line with the World Ocean Day Conservation Action Focus, 30×30, Reefscapers is restoring coral reefs around the Maldives. Coral reefs support 25% of all marine life, making them one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world. However, largely due to anthropogenic climate change, coral reefs are declining at alarming rates. Restoring coral reefs enhances resilience, and allows the marine life dependent on the reefs to persist. Learn how we do this as part of our marine talk, and get involved with our work!
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IRISH environmental charity Clean Coasts has joined forces with National Spring Clean, and they are inviting communities to come together and start planning their World Ocean Day beach clean. This is celebrated annually on June 8th to highlight the important role the ocean has for our life and the planet.
‘In 2022, the focus will once more be to create a healthy ocean with abundant wildlife and to stabilize the climate, it’s critical that 30% of our planet’s lands, waters, and ocean are protected by 2030,’ it says. Communities in West Cork have demonstrated their desire to be part of the solution.
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A 2 hours virtual event to engage the participants from any part of the world on the need to promote collective actions for safeguarding our ocean.
1. Revitalising the ocean: What new life does the ocean deserve
2. Conservative actions for our ocean
3. 30×30: a pathway to revitalise our ocean
4. Community actions for the ocean
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Reefscapers, a marine consultancy company based in the Maldives, specialises in coral reef restoration using their pioneering coral frame technique to create coral gardens. These gardens increase coral abundance, create important habitats for marine life, and restore the natural diversity of the reef.
On World Ocean Day 2022, join their marine biologists LIVE from the Maldives to build a coral frame and pose your coral questions to them! They will talk you through the whole coral restoration process, and answer any questions you have about coral restoration, Maldivian reef ecosystems, & more!
In line with the World Ocean Theme, 30×30, Reefscapers is restoring coral reefs around the Maldives. Coral reefs support 25% of all marine life, making them one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world. However, largely due to anthropogenic climate change, coral reefs are declining at alarming rates. Restoring coral reefs enhances resilience, and allows the marine life dependent on the reefs to persist. The coral frame built live for World Ocean Day will form part of Reefscapers artificial reef, which already supports hundreds of species of fish, sharks, rays, and reptiles!
To join this event, simply visit their Instagram @reefscapersmaldives at 3pm Maldives Time (UTC+5). You may submit questions in advance via their Instagram.
On June 8, 2022 from 10 am to 4 pm, the Lehigh Valley Zoo along with countless other zoos and aquariums around the world will be celebrating World Ocean Day! Because protecting our ocean is a community effort, we have invited local organizations to help celebrate with us and to help educate our guests about the positive impacts they have on our environment. Some of the participating organizations include the Bethlehem Food Co-op, the Penn State Extension Master Watershed Stewards, the Wildlands Conservancy, and the Niagara Bottling Company. The zoo will be having various interactive and educational stations set up around the zoo to teach about our oceans and ways we can help protect them. These include pollution, recycling, and habitat games as well as opportunities to learn about the zoo’s Know Plastics campaign and the 30×30 World Ocean Day movement to protect 30% of our ocean by 2030.
Mark your calendar for World Ocean Day and stop by for some Smart Fun at the Lehigh Valley Zoo!
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This is a 2 hours events to involve residents of Akure, Ondo state (one of the coastal states in Nigeria), in cleaning up plastics and other wastes discarded improperly around The Federal University of Technology, Akure community. This event also aims to brief the participants on how they can promote the 30×30 conservation action focus in Nigeria and beyond.
- Light exercise
- Cleaning up landfills and drainage channels leading to water bodies in the area.
- Ocean briefing (30×30 action focus)
- Peer to peer discussion and others.
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