When: June 8th, 2011
Where: Right here at Shellbelle's Tiki Hut
Why: To Celebrate World Ocean's Day 2011!
Why Should We Celebrate World Oceans Day?
The world’s ocean:
- Generates most of the oxygen we breathe
- Helps feed us
- Regulates our climate
- Cleans the water we drink
- Offers us a pharmacopoeia of potential medicines
- Is a source of inspiration, recreation, rejuvenation and discovery
In other words, the ocean is our friend and I love having a party for my friends!
It’s up to each one of us to help ensure that our oceans are protected and conserved for future generations. So…
Last year there were events held in 45 countries around the world. You can check here to see if an event has already been planned in your area.
Need an idea for your own celebration? Just check out this page and you'll find lots of inspiration.
This year's theme is:
Youth: the Next Wave for Change
This year's theme was designed to focus on getting young people in our communities inspired to conserve our world's oceans, so I'm encouraging you to reach out to the kids in your life and inspire them to respect and love our ocean. This can be as involved as participating in a planned event, writing a special post on a subject/issue you'd like to share or simply going to a local zoo or aquarium (most have celebrations going on for the month of June), reading a book, watching a movie, or going on a beach picnic. Share a personal story, photos of your favorite beach, a poem, a song, a recipe using sustainable seafood, a tablescape with an ocean theme — whatever you'd like. Do this any time between now and June 8th and then come back here and link up your post between June 8th and June 12th.
What's a party without gifts? For all of you who participate, I'll enter your name into a drawing for a special package of goodies from The Hut. AND, two winners will be chosen!!!!! The winners will be announced on Saturday, June 18th, so be sure I have a way to contact you if you're one of the winners.
You can start right now by sharing this button on your sidebar and linking it to this post or by writing a post and inviting your friends — the more the merrier!
Link to: http://www.shellbellestikihut.com/2011/04/im-having-beach-party-and-youre-all.html
You can see a countdown to World Oceans Day at the top of my sidebar and from now until then I'll be placing an ocean fact at the bottom of each post. Each will have a link to a website that you may find interesting and inspiring!
That's it for today folks, I hope to see you all at the party! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
More than 70 percent of the world’s oxygen supply comes from phytoplankton in the ocean. Every two or three breaths, remember to thank the ocean. –Earth Gauge Kids