Welcome to Organic Journey Online and our celebration of the first official World Ocean Day. While World Ocean Day was originally declared at the Earth Summit in 1992, this year it has been declared officially by the United Nations, to be celebrated on June 8 each year.
The purpose of World Ocean Day is not only to honor the world's oceans, but to build awareness of the care it requires in order to remain healthy. Besides being the home of our seafood, marine life and aquarium animals, the oceans make international trade possible.
Learning what you can do to help is important to our ocean's future, and this goal is taken up by the Ocean Project, working in partnership with the World Ocean Network. I hope you will take a few minutes to visit these sites for more information.
According to Wikipedia, World Ocean Day provides an opportunity to get directly involved in protecting our future, through a new mindset and personal and community action and involvement – beach cleanups, educational programs, art contests, film festivals, sustainable seafood events, and other planned activities, which can help to raise consciousness of how our lives depend on the ocean.
On short notice, I have just learned of this awareness day. My offering here is simply to provide these beautiful images of the ocean views, as a reminder of the aesthetic beauty that the oceans offer, as well. I hope you enjoy these gorgeous photos, and will keep the health of our oceans in mind as you go about your day. Remember that much of our gray water, that which has been used in our daily lives for laundry, dishes, showers, etc., eventually finds it way to our oceans. I would encourage you to be mindful of the products you use, seeking to go more natural with each successive purchase of detergents, cleaning and personal care products. If we all come together in this effort, the oceans will thank us by thriving.
Sources: Wikipedia, The Ocean Project, World Ocean Network
Summer is here. Keep in mind that wearing sunscreen helps to prevent skin cancer as well as sunburn. This all-natural version is also biodegradable, leaving no trace of its existence in the oceans: