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6 Gives That Help Our Oceans on World Oceans Day

On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honor the ocean, which connects us all. It’s a great time to get together with your family, friends, community, and give back to our shared oceans. Why Celebrate World Ocean’s Day?

A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Every year, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honor, help protect, and conserve our world’s shared ocean. The ocean is important because it:

  • Generates most of the oxygen we breath
  • Helps feed us
  • Regulates our climate
  • Cleans the water we drink
  • Offers a pharmacopoeia of medicines
  • Provides limitless inspiration!

Organize a Community Clean Up – Gives That Help Our Oceans

This is a great way to help the ocean with friends, family, fellow employees or classmates. One person can make a huge difference when everyone joins in to help.


Reduce Plastic Waste – Gives That Help Our Oceans


Make Good Meal Choices – Gives That Help Our Oceans

If you can purchase fish locally from the sea, do it! Local fisherman fish with care to make sure they are not depleting their fish resources. If you live in the city and have access to Ocean Wise labelled seafood, choose Ocean Wise labelling!


Support Organizations That Take Care Of Our Oceans

Oceana is the largest organization in the world solely devoted to marine conservation. Since its founding, Oceana has achieved hundreds of concrete policy victories for marine life and habitats and is involved in efforts to end major sources of ocean pollution such as oil, mercury, aquaculture and shipping emissions.

Ocean Conservancy is another leading advocacy group working for the protection of special marine habitats, the restoration of sustainable fisheries and for reducing the human impact on ocean ecosystems. One of Ocean Conservancy’s best-known efforts is the International Coastal Cleanup program.

Project AWARE Foundation is the organization working specifically with scuba divers across the globe to protect underwater environments. Focused on the critical issues of Shark Conservation and Marine Debris, Project AWARE empowers thousands to work together for a clean, healthy and abundant ocean planet.

Give them a little donation, volunteer at their offices or just let others know about their great work by sharing their posts through social media.

Be Straw Free! – Gives That Help Our Oceans

Learn About The Ocean! – Gives That Help Our Oceans

Educate yourself, your students, your family and community on the importance of keeping our oceans clean.

We are all linked to, and through, the ocean! By taking care of your backyard and helping in your community, you are acting as a caretaker of our ocean. Making small daily gives to our oceans will make a difference, and involving your family, friends, and community will benefit our planet even more!

Giving back to the world is as easy as 1,2,3 and you can do it every day. Sign up for your free 365give membership today and take The 365give Challenge. We will get you going and cheer you on every day of the year!


What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
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MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)