Ask your participants to take action on a local, national, or global initiative. Create a petition to a decision maker about a specific cause. For example, you could ask for official town and city recognition of 8 June as World Ocean Day, a pledge to standby the environment by local legislators, or focus on a specific environmental issue.

This year, we’re encouraging everyone to share why they think it’s important to protect 30% of our planet’s lands, waters, and ocean by 2030! Share your opinion now:×30 and then include this ask in your event plans.


Challenge people at work, school, or in your community to make an individual commitment to a more ocean-friendly lifestyle. Focus on reducing plastic use, recycling, energy consumption, or alternative transportation. 

Businesses and organizations can make a lasting commitment to the ocean as well. Commit to using less plastic in your facility or adopt other sustainable practices and make an announcement on World Ocean Day.

Photo Credit: Fundacion Amiguitos del Oceano Banco del Pacifico Gabriel Tirana Ecuador

Photo Credit: Karla Munguia Colmenero

Community Recognition

Give recognition to the hardworking people, young and old, who are helping to protect our ocean! Host an awards night or recognition dinner to highlight the projects being worked on in your local community. Featuring successful projects will not only reward the hard work of local environmentalists but will inspire others to get involved.


Develop an ocean pledge for your event participants to commit to an action that will benefit your local area and the ocean as a whole. Pledges can list things individuals can do to have a positive impact on the ocean. Display these promises in your community or share them on social media to show public support for ocean conservation.