1000 Flowers for the Planet - #525 Observe World Oceans Day
June 8 is World Oceans Day, a day to reflect on the health of our oceans, how we contribute to that health and what we can do to make things better. This year’s theme (2015) is Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet and the idea is to focus on reducing plastic waste that finds its way into the oceans where it kills marine life. Imagine a beautiful leatherback turtle choking on a plastic bag just because you couldn’t be bothered keeping reusable bags in the boot (trunk) of your car. Ponder on the Great Pacific Garbage, Patch which is now the size of a small country! It’s made up of plastic waste – waste that you might think you put in the bin. You threw it ‘away – now you know where ‘away’ is – it’s in the ocean. It’s time to rethink our behaviour and consider the consequences. It’s time to act. Take a look at www.worldoceansday.org for events in your area and start taking action today.