World Ocean Day (June 8th) - Protecting the Ocean
The United Nations declared June 8th to be World Ocean Day in 2002. Since then, people worldwide have used that special day to celebrate the ocean and advocate for its protection. Now, with the ocean facing more threats than ever, it’s time for all of us to come together to protect this mighty, beautiful life-force.
“The ocean covers over 70% of the planet. It is our life source, supporting humanity’s sustenance and that of every other organism on earth.” (“The Ocean: Life and livelihoods” un.org.)
Whether you live by the ocean or are landlocked, all life around the Earth is connected to the sea and all things that live within it. The more we can all learn about the issues facing our vital life support system, the more we’ll be able to help ensure it remains healthy and continues to get cleaner and back to its original state before plastic and other pollutants entered it. Sharing this knowledge can educate and inspire others to be the change we want to see in the sea. Here at Tribe Azul, we truly believe it is necessary for life under the sea.
"PLAYING OUR PART IN ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES OUR WORLD FACES TODAY, WE HELP TO ENSURE A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN. WE'VE MADE IT OUR MISSION TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE, ETHICALLY PRODUCED, ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY FASHION BASICS."
-GUS DIDO, FOUNDER
The amount of plastic found in the ocean is one of its greatest threats. Ranging from plastic water bottles, plastic from packaging, plastic from landfills, and plastic from our daily activities that ends up as litter.
Ways to help:
- Stop putting plastic in your garbage can, start recycling it instead. This will eventually help to reduce the amount of plastic that enters our oceans every single day.
- Clean up plastic you find at your local beaches, this can really help in the long run.
- Shop with brands that support the earth and care about the environment around us, this, in turn, helps our oceans.
- Reduce the use of single-use plastic.
- Use alternatives to plastic when shopping, at home, and encourage your loved ones to do the same! This can include plastic grocery bags, plastic toothbrushes, and plastic-to-go containers!