Special thanks to Mr. Will Lewis of Northern Star, Prince George, British Columbia for the above logo he designed and gave World Oceans Day Canada permission to use. Please right click with your mouse to save and use either of these logos for education or
Public Service Announcement (PSA).
June 8th is World Oceans Day (Sister Day to Earth Day)!
Worldwide Theme: Together we have the power to protect the ocean! Previous worldwide themes: Youth, the Next Wave for Change Oceans of Life Our Oceans, Our Responsibility One Ocean, One Climate, One Future
Thankfully many in our Canadian Federal Government worked very hard to have World Oceans Day recognized by the UN. We invite you to start a tradition or join an event to celebrate and protect our oceans and waterways.
Every Canadian lives in one of the 5 watersheds that channel
water to an ocean:
The Atlantic (includes the Great Lakes & St.
The Gulf of Mexico (rivers in Alberta &
We all live in a watershed! We all affect our oceans! _______________________________________________________________________________
can I do to help protect watersheds? Never pour any chemicals down the drain Clean up garbage on the ground Clean up after your pets Properly dispose of household hazardous
wastes Use alternative pest control methods Practice waste reduction and pollution
prevention Plant native species of plants - they grow
better without the aid of fertilizers and pesticides.
We are all connected
Water in every stream or river or lake on the planet eventually ends up
in the ocean, and all life on Earth is dependent upon its health. Around
the world we all have a vested interest in the health of our water,
waterways, shorelines and oceans... for ourselves now....... and for our future generations.
Did you know? 80% of the oxygen we breathe comes from our oceans (and 20% from trees).
We need our oceans. All living creatures and vegetation needs our oceans to be healthy.
LIMITED WATER ON EARTH
Water travels from our oceans to the atmosphere, to land, to rivers and back
to our oceans again.
Our water resources
are limited. The water now present on Earth is all there is.
our oceans starts with protection of our rivers, and protection of our rivers starts
with each of us.
The Water Cycle
Become an OCEAN HERO, a champion of preserving our waterways and conserving water.
On the following pages you will find information about World Oceans Day Canada!
Our primary focus is to raise awareness of marine issues
affecting the Oceans of the world; disseminating information regarding
critical issues which affect marine life and conservation initiatives and
the actions we can all take to secure the health of the Oceans and conserve
water for our and future generations.
We are developing awareness informational materials and activities for use with celebrating Oceans Day in our communities, to make a difference.
We encourage community leaders, teachers, youth leaders and members of existing nonprofit organizations to work together to plan an annual event in their community. Local media and community billboards will facilitate this by posting public service announcements (PSA) free.
Come on in and visit our website!
Connect with us on Linked In World Oceans Day Canada