Host a photo and art exhibit featuring ocean-themed works by local professional artists as well as works by non-professionals expressing their connection to the ocean and their concern about ocean issues. Visit a WashedAshore exhibit near you that creates unique art displays out of plastic pollution to educate the public about the problem of marine debris.
Looking for more audience participation? Sponsor a “paint-off” and invite young and old alike to paint ocean-themed pictures in front of an audience. The event can have music and snacks and the best works (selected by the audience) can be showcased at your organization or a local zoo, aquarium, museum, library, or other public place. Be sure to use eco-friendly paint!
Alternatively, create artwork from other materials, even trash!
Hold a writing, poetry, or even video contest featuring stories about the ocean.
Pick the winners on World Oceans Day and hold a ceremony where the winners can share their works with a crowd. You could also create a virtual contest using social media and asking your followers to pick their favorite. Also be sure to check
Née en Tunisie d’une initiative de la société civile et partagée par quelques passionnés du sujet maritime, la Saison Bleue vise à rassembler de juin à septembre, sous un même label, près de 200 initiatives et manifestations mettant en valeur l’exceptionnel potentiel maritime de la Tunisie.
La Saison Bleue propose en trois mois un véritable circuit culturel, scientifique, économique, touristique, qui s’adressera directement à un public estimé à 2 voire 3 millions de personnes.
How can you think the Ocean in the light of a woman's life, work and happiness?
Be inspired by your daily life, the memories of your family, the traditions of your community, your research on nature and culture, your knowledge of history, and your imagination for the future world. Submit your unique view and idea!
Your contribution has to fit into the A4 format (21 x 29,7 cm portrait or 29,7 x 21 cm landscape) up to a maximum of three sheets A4 (excluding the cover page). Please submit your contribution digitally as high resolution JPG or PDF.
Just like in the previous edition, our goal is to spread and share knowledge about marine environments and marine protection issues, as well as the exchange of information among users of different seas and marine oriented regions.
Through their participation we hope to involve youth of different natural and cultural heritage to share their views on marine issues in a creative way. All works submitted will be reviewed by a panel of International Judges.
Eau-dacité Waterway Festival is an immersive initiative that will celebrate the local and national waterways and marine spaces. Art and culture will be used to explore the theme of “what our waterways mean to Montréalers”. This project will be targeted to all segments of the population, with a special effort to include minorities and underrepresented people in environmental sustainability fora.
The theme for World Oceans Day 2019 is ‘Together we can protect and restore our ocean’. In conjunction with the event, Brunei will be seeing a number of initiatives driven to create awareness on plastic pollution. The Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation has recently launched a No Plastic Day Everyday campaign during Earth Day 2019 and a promotional video has been made to spread this awareness. There are also many social enterprises and NGOs pressing for similar issues.
One Planet One Future will open a new exhibition on June 3, 2019 called Water at Dusk in celebration of our oceans. The exhibition will run through June 29, 2019. Leading environmental artist, Anne de Carbuccia, aims to draw attention to the planet and the current environmental crisis through her art work that includes oceans, endangered species and environments. She also will debut her short documentary film, ONE OCEAN, in New York during this exhibition.
Peace Boat, an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations and in partnership with the UN SDG Action Campaign, has carried out global educational and advocacy voyages for peace and sustainability since 1983. Peace Boat is a core member of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Peace Boat is now developing the Ecoship, enabling the reduction of CO2 emissions by 40%, achieving zero SOx and NOx emissions, and recycling 100% of its water and waste.