From Earth Day to World Oceans Day: Bringing Awareness to our Beloved Seas

Earth Day is just a few days away! It has never been more paramount to bring awareness to the efforts of environmental leaders working to ensure our planet’s future. While there are plenty of ways to improve the environment on land, it is important to raise awareness to the threats to our beloved oceans! World Oceans Day is June 8th and Earth Day Texas has chosen the ocean as the theme for this year’s event.

“The ocean is the cornerstone of earth’s life support system, it shapes climate and weather.” – Sylvia Earle

This weekend marks the 7th annual Earth Day Texas festival in Dallas! Earth Day Texas brings together innovative environmental thinkers and business professional to create positive sustainable solutions. The three-day exposition, which is free to the public, will include educational workshops and panels, interactive experiences, sustainable food and drink and a brand-new film festival highlighting noteworthy environmental documentaries. Earth Day Texas will raise awareness to the many threats to our planet’s oceans through initiatives and panels such as Project D.E.E.P. and the Plasticity Forum.

With a 20’x30’ mobile “Go Dive Now Pool,” attendees at Earth Day Texas will be able to experience scuba diving right in the heart of Dallas with certified diving instructors. An unforgettable experience for adults and children over the age of 10! (Children between 10 and 12 years old must have adult supervision). Bring your swimsuit and get ready to dive in!

Experience The D.E.E.P. End at Earth Day Texas! Participate in interactive exhibits with a virtual reality experience where attendees can swim in the same place as marine biologist and explorer, Dr. Sylvia Earle. Hear some of the world’s foremost ocean advocates speak, and sign the “One Less Straw Pledge,” in an effort to reduce plastic waste. Check out the must-see panels and workshops for a more in depth understanding of the state of our oceans.

Help us on our mission to eliminate trash that ultimately ends up in the waterways by participating in THE EARTHIKE CHALLENGE starting on Earth Day (April 22) and running through World Oceans Day (June 8). Make a personal impact by cleaning up trash outside in your neighborhood while working to protect our oceans.

There are more than 46,000 pieces of plastic floating on every square mile of the ocean surface. Join us for Plasticity Texas where we will foster a big conversation on the future of using plastic sustainably with B2B conferences, a special gala dinner and a “Plasticity Light” discussion that is open to the public. For more information and to register, visit Plasticity Forum.

Earth Day Texas is free to the public April 21-23 at Fair Park in Dallas, TX.

Photos: Earth Day Texas

Rosalynn Vasquez 20-Apr-2017