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“World Oceans Day” Launching “Beach and Marine Environment Protection Council” (BMEPC)

As part of “World Oceans Day” on 8th June 2017 at 10:00 am, the Hotels & Resorts that are located on the Coastal belt fromKanyakumari to Kasaragod .will be cleaning the beaches in their respective areas and prove the world what we can do when we are united. 

The Hotels & Resorts situated on the coastal belt of South India have formed a Council“Beach and Marine Environment Protection Council” (BMEPC) aimed to “Protect the Ocean & Marine life”and its official launching will be done on the 8th June 2017 on the “World Oceans day”.

The objective of this council is to educate the citizen and the staff members of hotels and restaurants situated near to the sea shore about the waste disposable which should be carefully placed in the appropriate place so that it doesn’t end up fouling our oceans, rivers and lakes. We cannot take our marine environment for granted, nor treat it carelessly.

BMEPC will be developing strategies to act on long term solutions to the impact that Plastic, rubbish, and disposal of raw sewage and to keep the beaches clean through continuous process. A mass awareness will be given to keep the beaches clean through continuous process.

As a prelude to this initiative, a CEO’s under water conference, was conducted on10th April 2017 at Kovalam beach for the first time in the World  for highlighting the issue. The conference pledged for“Protection of Ocean & Marine life”and  drew up a detailed plan for a long term and sustainable itinerary for the campaign. 

Hotels & Resorts situated on the Coastal belt of South India will form an agenda by partnering to reduce marine debris by constant routine beach & under water cleaning in association with agencies experts in underwater diving and Marine studies to have a close watch on keeping the Marine life safe from debris & pollution. 

There will be approximately 40 hotels coming in the belt but we will rope in backwater resorts also in the future. Being hotelier and tourism service provider in the beach front of Kovalam,

we felt like ourselves there are many fellow hoteliers who are there along the coastal belt. We all can start the mission and take up to entire Indian Coastal belt. 

We solicit the whole hearted support of all including the print and electronic media for the success of this noble venture and request that maximum publicity be given through all available sources.

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1,300 students to create aerial beach art for Kids Ocean Day

On Thursday, June 1, more than 1,300 students from inland and underserved schools will remove trash from Huntington State Beach for Kids Ocean Day, an annual statewide celebration to protect the world’s oceans. Following the cleanup, students will participate in a human aerial artwork display, organizing to form the message, “Come Together.”

Kids Ocean Day focuses on reaching children in underserved and inland schools who often don’t have access to the beach. By giving them the opportunity to interact with the coastal environment, the annual program educates the next generation of ocean advocates and empowers them to value and protect our shoreline.

“When these kids experience the beauty of our coast and realize their role in protecting it, they become environmental champions for life,” said Dyana Peña, Coastkeeper’s educational director. “We chose the message “Come Together” because together is the only way we are going to ensure a future for our environment.”

Orange County beaches collect trash that travels from inland communities through the county’s rivers and storm drains. Beach cleanups stand as a last line of defense to prevent this debris from polluting the ocean and its wildlife. This event is sponsored by the California Coastal Commission and is part of a series of Kids Adopt-A-Beach Cleanups, held at six beaches along the California coast. The 24th Annual Kids Ocean Day Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup encourage students and volunteers to leave the Golden State’s beaches sparkling.

“These students have been learning about the many ways humans depend on the ocean, and about the threats to ocean health,” said Dayna Bochco, Chair of the California Coastal Commission. “And now they are all coming together to do something positive for the ocean. Through their aerial art, they hope to inspire adults to do the same, because they understand a simple truth — it will take all of us joining forces to address global problems like plastic pollution, warming seas and overfishing.”

At Huntington State Beach, students will clean up the local shoreline at 9:30 a.m., and they will begin the aerial art project at 11 a.m. Following the giant human art exhibit, students will enjoy an afternoon in the sun and waves, connecting with the environment. 

To register as a volunteer for Kids Ocean Day, please click here. To contribute supplies or e-gift cards to support the plastic-free event, contact Dyana Peña at dyana@coastkeeper.org.

This article was released by Orange County Coastkeeper.

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10 Mile Wild Atlantic Way Coastal Cleanup – Donegal

To celebrate our coast for World Oceans Day, Clean Coasts Officer for Donegal is teaming up with our group, Creevy Co-op for one of Ireland’s biggest C0ca-Cola Clean Coasts Week beach cleans which will take place along the 10 mileWild Atlantic Way Creevy Shore Walk. We will meet at Castle Adventure Open Farm at 10:30am. Gloves, bags and litter pickers will be provided. Please wear clothing suitable for the weather and sensible clothing. All welcome!

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100 Days of Blue
The World's Waterways
100 Days of Blue

Designed to shape the new story of water, ‘100 Days of Blue’ asks people to get in, on, near or under water daily for 100 days and to share theirexperiences through their own personal networks and a vast array of social media platforms.

This simple, optimistic gesture of expressing love for our blue planet demonstrates the vital role it plays in our health and wellbeing and helps us tellthe new story of water each year throughout all 100 days of summer.

The backbone of this year’s celebration is based on 100 crowd-sourced words that best describe the cognitive, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual benefits of water. A new word will be used each day along with a images submitted by participants engaged in 100 Days of Blue.

The fourth annual ‘100 Days of Blue’ runs from May 29 to September 5 and is hosted byBlue Mind Life, a vast network of water lovers from around the globewho are changing the conversation about water, for good. 

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10th Annual Laguna Hero Fest - World Oceans Day Celebration

The MY HERO Project is hosting a World Oceans Day Celebration at the 10th Annual Laguna Hero Fest on June 8, 2017, at [seven-degrees] 891 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach. The Fest honors individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the Laguna Beach community. This year’s family-friendly event will showcase art, music and inspiring short films featuring ocean heroes.

A youth afternoon program, from 3:30 - 5:00 pm will introduce children to inspiring short films, art and other ocean conservation-related activities. Ocean Warrior students from Top of the World Elementary School will also perform a skit as part of the afternoon program.

The family friendly evening program from 7:00 - 10:00 pm, will include music, art, short films and an award ceremony honoring artists, activists, and environmental heroes.

Laguna residents Greg and Barbara MacGillivray will be honored for their ongoing commitment to ocean conservation. Greg's Oscar-nominated documentaries The Living Sea (1995) and Dolphins (2000) have inspired millions of ocean activists. The MacGillivrays founded One World One Ocean to educate and inspire activism to protect the world’s oceans. They sponsor MY HERO’s annual Sylvia Earle Ocean Conservation Award, named for research scientist and explorer Dr. Sylvia Earle. The award comes with a 500-dollar prize and goes to a filmmaker whose work highlights heroes working to protect the ocean, the 2017 winner will be announced at the event!

Laguna Beach Mayor Toni Iseman will receive the Community Hero Award for her work creating the Laguna Beach Weekend Trolley, which reduces traffic and helps keep the beach community clean. The free shuttle runs weekend days and evenings during the summer. Thousands of visitors can enjoy the city without bringing their cars.

The Laguna Beach Lifeguards will be honored at the event for keeping local beaches safe for swimmers, surfers and others who enjoy our ocean.

The Laguna Bluebelt Coalition will be honored for its efforts to protect and restore Laguna’s marine life environments. 

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center will share their new 360 Virtual Reality experience.

Massen Greene Foundation will be recognized for their impact in the community and commitment to environmental preservation and education.

The Laguna Hero Fest is free and open to the public with a suggested donation. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at [seven-degrees].

Sponsors include: [seven-degrees], Stu News, Kx93 FM, the lodging establishments and the City of Laguna Beach.

 

 

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12 Marathons across Europe on a SUP made of PLASTIC BOTTLES

Launching on WORLD OCEANS DAY 8th June 2017, Carlos and Carolyn will complete 12 Marathons across Europe on paddle boards made out of plastic bottles; and in every location they will teach the local community how to build a plastic bottle board... to raise awareness of plastic pollution in the ocean and make SUP affordable for all. 

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13km Wild Atlantic Way Coastal Cleanup – Kerry

To celebrate our coast for World Oceans Day, Clean Coasts Officer for Kerry is teaming up with our group, Ocean World Dingle  for one of Ireland’s biggest C0ca-Cola Clean Coasts Week beach cleans which will take place along the 13km Wild Atlantic Way Dingle Peninsula. Time and meeting point to be confirmed.Gloves, bags and litter pickers will be provided. Please wear clothing suitable for the weather and sensible clothing. All welcome!

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1er Concurso de Fotografía: “Celebrando nuestro Océano”

Planeta Océano, en el marco de la celebración del Día Mundial de los Océanos, convoca a todas las personas a participar del primer concurso de fotografía marina “Celebrando nuestro Océano”.

I. Objetivos del concurso: Generar conciencia, a través de la fotografía, sobre la importancia y belleza de tener un océano saludable.

II. Contexto: Al participar en este concurso, se promoverá que las personas conozcan un poco más de los ecosistemas marinos a través de la óptica de los participantes. A su vez, los participantes podrán compartir sus trabajos con la comunidad de Planeta Océano en redes sociales, dando a conocer su talento y disposición de celebrar el Día Mundial de los Océanos.

III. Quiénes pueden participar: ​Personas residentes en Perú.

IV. Temas a los que deben hacer referencia las fotografías:

- Acciones que demuestren el compromiso de la conservación marino-costera para evitar las diferentes formas de impacto ambiental sobre el mismo.

- La diversidad de hábitats marino-costeros peruanos: islas, manglares, arrecifes, acantilados, pastos marinos, playas, entre otros.

- Fauna marina: lobos marinos, aves guaneras, mantarrayas, ballenas, tiburones, entre otros.

- Impacto ambiental en los ecosistemas marino-costeros.

V. Premios y certificados: ​Se dará un premio sorpresa para el primer y segundo puesto. Además se entregará certificado de parte de la organización al primer y segundo lugar.

VI. Especificaciones​ de los trabajos:

- Cada participante puede presentar como máximo 2 fotografías.

- Las fotografías deben tener un mensaje de conservación o reflexión, especificación del lugar e historia de la fotografía enviada.

- Las fotografías deben enviarse en formato "JPG".

- La resolución mínima recomendada es 800X600.

- No se admitirán fotografías con fecha, marcas de agua o inscripciones.

VII. Para envíos de los trabajos:

PASO1​: Cada participante deberá compartir la foto o fotos participantes a través de su cuenta personal de Facebook incluyendo un mensaje que describa la imagen y lleve a la reflexión sobre la conservación; además, deberá etiquetar en el post a Planeta Océano.: @planetaoceano.

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2017 Hawaiʻi Environmental Education Symposium; June 8-10th, 2017, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

This year’s EE Symposium, Hawaii Environmental Education in a Changing Climateoffsite link, through a partnership with NOAA Climate Stewards Education Project, will be sharing the latest tools, resources, and guidance on how to integrate the key themes of resiliency, stewardship, and meaningful action into your educational efforts. Furthermore, we will emphasize standards-based learning opportunities, highlighting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). You’ll have the opportunity to learn from and network with EE practitioners, classroom teachers, community educators, resource managers, and conservation professionals from across the state and beyond!

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2017 World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup Jamboree

Happy World Oceans Day!! Join us on Saturday for our Beach Cleanup Jamboree!! Updated location: White Road Beach, Rock Sound. Rain or shine, we are going to celebrate our oceans by keeping them clean. See you this weekend!

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