Happy World Oceans Day from Spectrum FM!
World Oceans Day is a annual global observation, falling on the 8th of June, to honour, help protect, and conserve the world’s oceans. The ocean provides us with many resources and services including oxygen, climate regulation, food sources, medicine, and more. World Oceans Day also provides an opportunity to take personal and community action to conserve the ocean and its resources.
The event has been unofficially celebrated since its original proposal in 1992, receiving official recognition by the United Nations in late 2008. US-based non-profit organisation The Ocean Project, working in partnership with leading organisations from all sectors, including the World Ocean Network, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and many others in its network of 2,000 organisations, has been promoting World Oceans Day since 2002 and together with World Ocean Network led the three-year global petition movement to secure official UN recognition.
The conservation action theme for World Oceans Day 2018 will be preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean. We at Spectrum FM have launched our campaign Pick Up 3, Keep Our Oceans Plastic Free and have partnered with Plastic Free Seas Worldwide, organising beach clean ups across the Costa del Sol.
How will you celebrate World Oceans Day? To find an event near you, visit World Oceans Day Events.
And to see our progress and find out how you can help keep our oceans beautiful and healthy, visit your favourite Spectrum FM Facebook page for upcoming beach clean updates.
And remember, next time you find yourself at one of our beautiful beaches, lakes, or rivers, challenge yourself to pick up just three items of rubbish. Every little counts!