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Our Blue Marble Planet: World Ocean Day is Thursday, June 8

Teach the Future encourages engagement and understanding of our complex and essential relationship to the ocean through recognizing World Ocean Day on June 8, 2023.

World Ocean Day was originally proposed in 1992 by Canada's International Centre for Ocean Development and the Ocean Institute of Canada at the Earth Summit – UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro and continues to invite education and engagement on the importance of healthy oceans for the health of our planet.

Recently, world leaders made a global commitment to protect 30% of our blue planet by 2030 (30x30). To create a healthy ocean with abundant wildlife and to stabilize the climate, it’s critical that 30% of our planet’s lands, waters, and ocean are protected. Your support will help meet the 30x30 goal and protect a future with a healthy ocean and planet.

According to the US Geological Society, approximately 71 percent of the Earth's surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth's water. This means the Earth is a Blue Marble Planet.

Want to get creative? Consider a Blue Marble direct action, as outlined by Blue Mind author Wallace J. Nichols,

Blue Marble "rules" remain pure and simple:

1. The marble must be blue (any shade, and preferably made of recycled glass).

2. When you get one, give it away to someone as a token of gratitude (whenever and wherever you like)—as a reminder of our Blue Marble Planet.

3. Share your Blue Marble story with the world (however you like).

“We've had MANY fun conversations with folks about marble tracking technology, embedded chips, engraved URLs, scannable codes. But we always come back to the beauty of you. And your singular blue marble. The good you do. Your creative words and images. And the gratitude you would like to share with someone dear.”—Wallace J. Nichols

"You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop." - Rumi



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