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Celebrate and Take Action on #WorldOceansDay!

Happy World Oceans Day! Celebrate with us today by taking a peek under the beautiful and mystical ocean and by taking action to protect it against further human-caused damage.

We are taking a page from Rachel Carson's book to see how we can be the change we wish to see in the Ocean! Rachel Carson is an American marine biologist, author, and conservationist whose writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.

“It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself.”

Explore the ocean floors and find sea cucumbers, salmon, kelp, and more with Xavier, Yadina, Brad, and Rachel in the clip below!

Looking to take action this World Ocean's Day? Get involved through some of the links below!

1. Sign the 30x30 for Nature Petition

“This year, we have an opportunity to get governments worldwide to agree to protect at least 30% of the planet's land and ocean by 2030, and preserve intact ecosystems and wilderness at the Convention on Biodiversity COP15 Summit in 2021.

Top scientists say we need half of the planet in its natural state to prevent the extinction of one million species, stay below 1.5°C, and safeguard all people that rely on nature to survive and thrive. We can start by protecting 30% by 2030. But it is not enough to just have scientists call for it. We need people to come together from all over the planet and call for urgent action.”

2. Check out and support local events!

Register your own celebration or join in someone else's to make a difference this World Ocean's Day.

You can submit Ocean-related art to the “30x30” Art Exhibition or get schooled on The Trilogy of Ocean, Climate and Coast: The Urgency and Exigency of Literacy. There is an event for everyone and so many opportunities to get involved!

3. Donate

Your financial support can make a real difference as World Ocean Day collaborates with organizations and individuals around the world to protect and restore our ocean.

4. Teach the Young

Here in Brown Bag, we believe in the importance of teaching today's youth, and instilling them with a sense of responsibility for our planet. So, why not take some time to sit down with your kids with the Octonauts Beach Coloring Page and talk with them about why the ocean is so important to our Earth and how they can help protect it!

In Rachel Carson's own words: “If we all did our own small part, it would make a big difference!”

Celebrate and take action with us this World Ocean's Day and show your planet how much you care!

Rachel Sherman

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