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June 07, 2019 4 min read

Happy World Oceans Day everyone! This year on June 8th, the world is coming together for our oceans and their health. As such a vital part of every ecosystem and the planet, it's no wonder there is a day dedicated solely to the oceans. And guess what? There are over 120 countries around the globe participating in World Ocean Day this year.

Ocean

Water is hugely important to us here at Rocky. We use water in a lot of our products and we want to ensure that we protect and maintain the beautiful water in this world. We also always use environmentally safe processes to keep our waterways healthy and happy.

What Is World Ocean Day?

Since the inception of World Ocean Day in 2002, there has been an influx in the partnerships and events held around the world. The ocean has been said to be one of the things that brings the whole world together, and if you think about it, that's the real truth. Every continent is surrounded by the amazingly powerful and diverse oceans. In Canada, we are lucky enough to be surrounded by three separate, distinct and amazing oceans. We are from coast to coast to coast.

Turtle in the ocean

Every year on World Ocean Day, people come together to learn about the oceans, spark amazing stories and make changes that will help the health of our oceans. Even the smallest little change in your life can make a huge impact (think about if everyone did it).

Did you know: World Ocean Day was originally proposed by Canada. Yep, our great country of Canada in 1992.

Fun Facts About The Ocean

World Ocean Day

The oceans are considered one of the least explored areas on the planet. They cover over 71% of the planet and are home to species and ecosystems that haven't been fully discovered yet. So, here are some fun facts about the oceans we wanted to share this World Ocean Day:

  • Over 94% of all life on earth is aquatic! That means that 94% of species live under the surface of the sea.
  • The longest mountain range is underwater. We are so lucky to have the Canadian Rockies in our backyard, but deep under the ocean the Mid-Ocean Ridge stretches 65000 kilometres.
  • You can actually find rivers, waterfalls and streams all underwater. This is because there are so many different temperatures and salinities (amount of salt) in water coming from different sources in the oceans.
  • The deepest point in the ocean is in the Mariana Trench and it's 11 kilometres deep!
  • 70% of the oxygen we breathe is produced by the oceans. That is a lot of the air we breathe!
  • Humans have only explored 5% of the oceans. This is a tiny portion and so much more to discover!

Helping the Oceans From Home

There are hundreds of things that you can do at home to actually make a difference for the oceans. We are lucky enough to have three oceans in Canada, and many people have access to explore them (okay we don't here in the Rockies, but you know what we mean). These are some of the ways you can help the oceans this World Ocean Day.

Go Ahead, Explore the Oceans

Explore the oceans

Being out in nature feels amazing, for that we can all agree, and so does being in the ocean. One of the things you can do yourself, is spend time exploring the oceans. Whether that means scuba diving or snorkelling, getting to know the amazing oceans is a great start to helping them. Want another reason to get outside and explore a bit? Well, it's been proven that people protect what they love.

Oh, but remember to choose a reef-safe sunscreen for all your adventures! Protect those fish, and where you are swimming.

Choose To Keep The Ocean Safe

Keep the ocean safe

At Rocky, we are all about using simple, natural ingredients. Not only are these things good for you and your family, but they are good for the environment. We also only use ingredients that come from environmentally positive processes. This means that you can feel good about using our products, but also feel good about any of them washing down the drain because they are completely natural.

Choosing natural, environmentally friendly products is key for ocean health.

Learn About The Oceans

Ocean Ecosystems

Learning and education are so important for the sustainability of our oceans. Every fun fact and cool news you share about the oceans does wonders to spread the word about the oceans. This World Ocean Day find a new fun fact to share about the oceans.

P.S. There are some great fun facts above!

Make Small Changes

Small but mighty turtle

This is one of the pillars of this year's World Ocean Day. Making small changes in your everyday life can make a major impact on ocean health. This can be anything from the amount you recycle, to how much you reuse. We know we're not perfect but we hope to make our own small changes. One of the biggest goals is to reduce our packaging and implement a refill program. All these changes mean that less waste will end up in our waterways and oceans. Making small changes in your everyday life can actually make a serious difference.

Celebrate The Oceans

Celebrate and enjoy the oceans

A huge part of World Ocean Day is about celebrating the oceans. This means celebrating the life they bring, the beauty of them and everything that the ocean means to you. At Rocky, we constantly are celebrating and embracing how much water means to us. It is just so important.

So this June 8th, Celebrate World Ocean Day! How are you celebrating? 


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