This “Earth Day for the oceans” was started on June 8, 2003 with the goal of expanding awareness of the importance of protecting our oceans and large bodies of water.
Why is protecting our oceans so important? According to worldoceansday.org the ocean generates most of the oxygen we breathe, helps feed us, regulates our climate, cleans the water we drink, offers us a pharmacopoeia of potential medicines and provides limitless inspiration! And from our perspective, it’s arguably the coolest place to fish, boat, kayak, surf, paddleboard and sail!
West Marine is dedicated to spreading the word and helping raise awareness of World Oceans Day as part of our BlueFuture initiatives. Our tagline for BlueFuture is “By working together, we can help to create a sustainable future for our planet.” World Oceans Day is just one step in engaging our Customers and Associates in conversations and actions that can fulfill our company’s sustainability goals.
On June 8th 2014, to help raise awareness for World Oceans Day, we will give away a cool Blue Future tote bag with any purchase of $50 or more. We will also announce the winners of the $30,000 in Marine Conservation grants.
Be a part of this growing global celebration! To find an event near you click here