2015 – 2016 theme: Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet

We’re pleased to announce the World Oceans Day theme for 2015 and 2016: Healthy oceans, healthy planet.

The ocean is the heart of our planet. Like your heart pumping blood to every part of your body, the ocean connects people across the Earth, no matter where we live. The ocean regulates the climate, feeds millions of people every year, produces oxygen, is the home to an incredible array of wildlife, provides us with important medicines, and so  much more! In order to ensure the health and safety of our communities and future generations, it’s imperative that we take the responsibility to care for the ocean as it cares for us.

Everyone’s health depends on a clean, productive ocean. Under the theme of Healthy oceans, healthy planet, we encourage our partners and friends to focus on what actions each of us can take to protect the ocean and safeguard vulnerable communities and places. Please focus on whatever issues you think are most important in your community for a healthy ocean future.

This year in particular WorldOceansDay.org will provide special resources on plastic pollution. The ocean and its wildlife is choking on plastic, and we need to both stop this pollution at the source, and clean it up from the coasts.

Why is a healthy ocean important to you? Share your hopes and vision for a healthier ocean!

If you’re pretty sure you’d like to celebrate this year, fill out this form and let us know! This will help us get you important info for organizing an event or celebration as soon as possible.

Alyssa Isakower 03-Nov-2014