Last minute ways to celebrate!

World Oceans Day is almost here, and if you don’t know how you’re going to celebrate yet, this post is for you. Maybe World Oceans Day snuck up on you this year, or maybe you just didn’t have time to put together that large scale cleanup, or workshop… either way, we’ve got you covered with these last minute ideas. 


Join others and become a part of the plastic pollution solution by making a commitment on social media to stop using single use plastic bags, bottles and straws in honor of World Oceans Day. Here's how:

  • Visit @WorldOceansDay on Facebook & Twitter and make your commitment
  • Share or retweet your commitment on your page and challenge your followers, friends and family! Make sure to use #WorldOceansDay

Other easy ways to show your support for the ocean on June 8 are by using these free resources to change your profile or cover photo, share a video, and raise awareness for this special day!


An aquatic cleanup doesn’t have to be a large-scale effort. For an easy, fun, low-stress activity, get a group together and head to the beach, river, or another favorite nature spot and clean up any trash you can find. Check out the Aquatic Cleanup Guide for tips!

Organize a Plastic Pollution Lesson

This lesson was designed with youth in mind with help from the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council and we hope that young people will use this resource to teach their peers and community members about plastic pollution, inspire them with solutions, and empower them by doing an activity. It is easy to follow and can be done from anywhere!

Sign up to download the Plastic Pollution lesson plan.


Shopping for sustainable seafood can be hard if you can’t find sustainable options for your go-to types of fish and shellfish. Start by checking out these sustainable seafood recipes and try something sustainable that may be new to you, even if it’s a little out of your comfort zone!

Photo: Ocean Park Hong Kong

Samantha Mackiewicz 29-May-2018