World Oceans Day
It covers 70 percent of the planet, and we've explored only about five percent of its depths. The ocean is truly massive; however, somehow we have managed to damage it regularly with oil spills and the development of a garbage patch twice the size of Texas. About 100 billion pounds of food to eat is supplied by the ocean, and it produced more than half of the oxygen that we breathe annually. The question is, for how much longer wll this last if we as humand don't change our bad habits?
World Oceans Day is a global celebration that raises awareness for ocean conservation in addition to providing education in regard to how easily it can be to adopt sustainable lifestyles. The Ocean Project is an organization that has coordinated World Oceans Day since 2002 and partners with hundreds of organizations, including World Ocean Networkand the Association of Zoos and Aquariumsamong other networks. You can check out ways that you can participate in World Oceans Day here. Some of the resources that they provide include:
· A global community map
· Celebration ideas
· Access to social media and outreach resources
Over the past decade, Arpin has joined the green economy by practicing sustainability as a company. This includes adopting eco-friendly offices at its headquarters in Rhode Island, in addition to conducting thorough recycling practices. We are proud to be advocates for World Oceans Day and are excited for you to join us in spreading the word!