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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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