2021 World Ocean Day Events
Happy World Ocean Day!
Activating youth is key to building a durable conservation movement that can move with the speed and audacity needed to transform the future. So, whether you are already an active part of the EarthEcho Youth Action Network, or are simply looking for ways to celebrate World Ocean Day, we’ve put together some options for you to get involved:
Hosted by EarthEcho:
- Tune in to the OurEcho Challenge Final Event (on Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s birthday) June 11 at 12:00 PM (ET) to watch teams of students present their ideas to help preserve, protect or repair natural resources found in their own backyards for the chance to win $5,000. This year we’ve added the “People’s Choice Award” so you can vote for YOUR favorite team during the event.
- Journey with us on ocean-themed EarthEcho Expeditions like What’s the Catch?
- Splash into the EarthEcho Water Challenge to explore and protect your local water resources.
Hosted by friends, featuring EarthEcho:
- Virtually attend Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW). EarthEcho Youth Leadership Council Members and staff will be hosting a panel called “Youth Voice in Ocean Advocacy” on June 8.
- Explore the single-use plastic problem plaguing the oceans during ESGX’s “Clean Break: Saying Goodbye To Single Use Plastic” virtual event featuring Philippe Cousteau and EarthEcho YLC member, Sadie Blancaflor on June 8.
- Attend the High Seas Alliance and Nobel Peace Center Event, “The Forgotten Half of the Planet: the High Seas” featuring EarthEcho staff member, Sean Russell on June 10.
- Dive into Finisterre’s Sea7 Ocean Activist Camp, featuring a 30x30 video from EarthEcho YLC member Laura Park on June 10.
- Come together in-person in Miami Beach with EarthEcho International, Xylem, Inc., and Blue Scholars Initiative for a fun-filled community ocean celebration in honor of our ONE World Ocean on June 12.
- Go wild during Whippany River Watershed Action Committee’s Bio-Blitz Fest, a county-wide educational program to raise awareness for the Whippany River Watershed Action Committee and the environment on June 12.
If you are between the ages of 13 - 24 and still want to do more, be sure to join the EarthEcho Youth Action Network to learn about how you can join your peers from around the world to lead education and outreach events on marine protected areas (MPAs); plan and direct youth-driven coastal habitat restorations; and drive policy/advocacy actions around the intersection of ocean and climate issues.
However you celebrate World Ocean Day, THANK YOU for appreciating this big blue planet we call home.