Ocean Day ON June 8, the entire world comes together the largest water body surrounding us, which is the ocean. It is an important part of our earth as it provides us with water, the most integral element that we need in our daily lives.
“Love ocean, he will not betray you.”
However, over the years, the oceans have to bear the brunt of man-made destruction. From industrial waste to throwing unwanted litter, its degradation is destabilizing the earth’s dynamics with its natural resources that will lead to an eventual and unfortunate end.
Therefore, it becomes all the more important to save the oceans around the world.
World Ocean Day History
This was first suggested in 1992 during the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. The aim behind this was to not only celebrate the vast water body and its benefits in our lives but also to raise awareness about what can be done to make it a part of sustainable development. On December 5, 2008, a resolution was passed by the UN General Assembly to designate this day.
World Ocean Days Significance
UNESCO states that this day is observed to remind everyone that oceans are the lungs of our planet. Awareness is raised about how to conserve it and rescue it from the eventual degradation that is caused by our careless activities. Therefore, World Ocean Day is celebrated for this reason all across the world.
World Ocean Day Theme
This year, the theme of World Ocean Day is ‘The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods’. Owing to the pandemic, all the celebrations today will happen virtually
1 – “Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a brook.” —William Arthur Ward 2 – “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” —Jacques Cousteau 3 – “The Ocean is a mighty harmonist.” —William Wordsworth 4 – “No water, no life. No blue, no green.” —Sylvia Earle 5 – “We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came.” —John F. Kennedy 6 – “For each of us, then, the challenge and opportunity is to cherish all life as the gift it is, envision it whole, seek to know it truly, and undertake—with our minds, hearts, and hands—to restore its abundance. It is said that where there’s life there’s hope, and so no place can inspire us with more hopefulness than that great, life-making sea—that singular, wondrous ocean covering the blue planet.” —Carl Safina 7 – “One drop of water helps to swell the oceannone are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act.” —Hannah More 8 – o me, the sea is a continual miracle. The fishes that swimthe rocksthe motion of the wavesthe ships, with men in them. What strange miracles are there? –Walt Whitman 9 – We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch we are going back from whence we came –John F. Kennedy 10 – Being out there in the ocean, God’s creation, it’s like a gift he has given us to enjoy.–Bethany Hamilton