The concept of World Oceans Day was initially proposed by Canada’s International Centre for Ocean Development (ICOD) and the Ocean Institute of Canada in 1992. The objectives were to move the topic of the oceans from the margins to the centre of the international discussions.
Since then, World Oceans Day events have been celebrated on 8 June – an annual observation to help protect and conserve the world’s oceans. The current focus is to protect at least 30% of our lands, waters, and ocean by 2030 (30×30). You can help by signing up to a letter to your nations leaders and on social media, use #WorldOceansDay to follow the day.
At Luga Baruga, we are focused on environmental issues and endeavour to leave a positive legacy in all our work. We therefore encourage all partners to ensure pollution does not enter the water supply – that ultimately ends up in the ocean. A simpler way to get involved is, the next time you go to a stream, river, lake or the ocean, clean up after yourself.