This “Earth Day for the oceans” was started on June 8, 2003 and its goals are to expand 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 2013, to help raise awareness for World Oceans Day, we:
Announced the winners of $30,000 in Marine Conservation grants.
Please check back to see what great things we are going to be offering on World Oceans Day in 2014 and always remember that if you want to help our oceans you can go to worldoceansday.org or click on the link below.
Thank you for doing your part to support World Oceans Day.