Challenge people at work, school, or in your community to make an individual commitment to a more ocean-friendly lifestyle. Focus on reducing plastic use, recycling, energy consumption, or alternative transportation. Keep in mind the 5 R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose, and Refuse.
Businesses and organizations can make a lasting commitment to the ocean as well. Commit to using less plastic in your facility or adopt other sustainable practices and make an announcement on World Oceans Day.
Sample Event: Jomtien Dive Center World Oceans Day
Give recognition to the hardworking men and women, young and old, who are helping to save our ocean! Host an awards night or recognition dinner to highlight the projects being worked on in your local community. Featuring successful projects will not only reward the hard work of local environmentalists but will inspire others to get involved.
Sample Event: 10th Annual Laguna Hero Fest
Start a petition or write letters calling for action and send them to your local representative. You could ask for official town and city recognition of June 8th as World Oceans Day, a pledge to standby the environment by local legislators, or focus on a more specific environmental issue. Take a look at this guide on how to get World Oceans Day officially recognized in your community.
Develop an ocean pledge for your visitors or community to sign that will benefit your local area and the ocean as a whole. Pledges can list things individuals can do to have a positive impact on the ocean. Display these promises in your community or share them on social media to show public support for ocean conservation.