Women and the Ocean - that is the fitting focus of World Ocean Day this year. It reminds us that probably 50% of workers along the fish value chain are women - but data are for the most part missing except for some case studies - one of the many things to change for healthy oceans, prosperious and sustainable fisheries and respectful conditions ensured for women, men and ocean life. Brussels kicked off again the series of events by Mundus maris and its partners on three continents to celebrate World Ocean's Day.
Née en Tunisie d’une initiative de la société civile et partagée par quelques passionnés du sujet maritime, la Saison Bleue vise à rassembler de juin à septembre, sous un même label, près de 200 initiatives et manifestations mettant en valeur l’exceptionnel potentiel maritime de la Tunisie.
La Saison Bleue propose en trois mois un véritable circuit culturel, scientifique, économique, touristique, qui s’adressera directement à un public estimé à 2 voire 3 millions de personnes.
Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong (“OPCFHK”) will celebrate the annual No Straw Day at Ocean Park on 8 June - World Oceans Day! Explore interesting game booths and interactive activities which will teach you about the dangers of single-use plastic, with a chance to win special offers and a charming metal pin as prizes! There is no way to overstate the urgency of protecting nature and biodiversity. OPCFHK encourages everyone to practice green-living, starts from saying "NO!" to straws!
Eau-dacité Waterway Festival is an immersive initiative that will celebrate the local and national waterways and marine spaces. Art and culture will be used to explore the theme of “what our waterways mean to Montréalers”. This project will be targeted to all segments of the population, with a special effort to include minorities and underrepresented people in environmental sustainability fora.
The theme for World Oceans Day 2019 is ‘Together we can protect and restore our ocean’. In conjunction with the event, Brunei will be seeing a number of initiatives driven to create awareness on plastic pollution. The Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation has recently launched a No Plastic Day Everyday campaign during Earth Day 2019 and a promotional video has been made to spread this awareness. There are also many social enterprises and NGOs pressing for similar issues.