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A Changing Ocean / Um Oceano em Mudança

The European Commission, the European Parliament, the Lisbon City Council, EurOcean, Ciência Viva, the Administration of the Port of Lisbon, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) organised an outdoor art exhibition in order to campaign for "An Ocean Free of Plastics".

This initiative includes:

  • an octopus-shaped sculpture made by an artist with plastics collected in beaches,
  • a two-day workshop for children to use marine litter collected in beaches to create pieces of art, and
  • a photo exhibition of the best works submitted by children and teenagers from all over the world to the 2019 I Live By The Sea contest, organised by the Polish company Today We Have.

In order to raise public awareness to marine plastics, this action was strategically designed to take place start before the celebrations of the 2019 European Maritime Day (Lisbon, 16-17 May) and to finish at the 2019 World Oceans Day. The location is Praça Europa, a next to the highly visited Lisbon's riverfronf area known as Ribeira das Naus. The initiative will be premiered on 2nd May 2019.

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A journey towards a less polluted ocean

Ocean pollution is not just found on the surface, it is even penetrating the very deepest parts of the ocean. ‘In fact, the Mariana Trench is surprisingly polluted for being so remote. The trash on the seabed is just a visible reminder of what human activities are doing to the ocean.’ 

Whether you’re an ocean lover and spend all your available time in it, or you’re just a person who wants to protect our planet for our future generations, there are quite a few ways in which we can change our daily lives and help save our oceans:

1. Use Reusable Bottles

If you have a habit of buying water bottles, then why not try using a reusable one. That way the one-off plastic you buy won’t end up in the ocean.

2. Never Use Cosmetics That Contain Microbeads

Microbeads are little plastic balls that are found in various skin products that help to exfoliate the skin, however, these minuscule balls do not biodegrade and get flushed out into the ocean. Sadly they often get mistaken for food by marine life and end up making them extremely sick as well as leaking into our food chain.

3. Become An Advocate

Some individuals do not understand the extent of the damage that we are doing to our planet, because of this, these people continue about their daily lives dumping plastic into normal landfill sites, which usually gets deposited out at sea. If you explain to these people just how dangerous ocean pollution is and explain how it can affect mankind as well as marine life, they will hopefully start making small changes to their lives.

4. Join a Beach or River Clean Up

Beach clean ups and river clean-ups are happening all over the world, all you have to do is check one of the eventshere and get going. This is a great way for you as an individual to make a difference to the planet.

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A pesca di Plastica
San Benedetto del Tronto
A pesca di Plastica

June 7th, the eve of World Oceans Day, will mark the end of a large fishing for litter activity involving the largest fleet of trawlers in Italy. We will organise a press conference to announce the results of A pesca di Plastica, a fishing for litter project involving 40 trawlers, who will be delivering on shore all the litter collected in their nets during the whole month of May in San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy. 

This is a spin-off project of Clean Sea LIFE (www.cleansealife.it) a LIFE project on marine litter co-funded by the European Union. A pesca di plastica is made possible by the generous support of CNH Industrial and FPT Industrial

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A plastic-flavoured cooking competition - Save ocean, save your table
Area Marina Protetta Isole Pelagie- via Cameroni, Lampedusa; Scuola elementare di Linosa
A plastic-flavoured cooking competition - Save ocean, save your table

The event  will take place  in Lampedusa e Linosa islands, at the same time.

The event includes a video production whose content is about some kids who will take on a cooking competition .Three teams will make competing on the best decorated table and the tastiest seafood dishes; they must make food and drinks out of plastic waste.

At the end of the competition, three judges, chosen among the kids, will award the best presentation and will “taste” the  seafood dishes and the drinks, but these ones will have the flavour of plastic.

Then, one of the judges will discuss the issue of plastic in the oceans and in the food chain. He will explain how this sort of waste comes trough  fish to our table and last, but not least he will focus on the best daily practices that help to reduce plastic consumption.


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Sagar Nagar, Opposite Zoo Park Gate, Visakhapatnam 530045, India

April 12 – April 21, 2019: A Beach Road cleanup drive has been planned for collection of plastic waste from Forest Building – GITAM College, Visakhapatnam, India . It is estimated an amount of 1.8 tons plastic waste and glass bottles would be 4 tons. We invite students and youths to volunteer with us.

Interested people are welcome to join us. Students / youths are requested to participate in the programme and share it with your friends. 

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Act Now- Galapagos with no Plastics

The Galapagos Islands like other parts of the world are being affected by plastic garbage. Endemic species that like only around the Galapagos Marine Reserve are now swimming with plastic garbage, our beaches are being contaminated, microplastics are also an issue. The whole community is making changes to stop the use of single use plastics and the local government has also passed local laws to stop bringing in single use plastics. There are beach cleanups taking place, awareness campaigns and laws being enforced.

Act Now- Galapagos with no Plastics will be a Festival for the community in which we will show practical solutions to community members on how they can make a difference. 

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AcuáTICAS: guardianas del Mar

El Museo del Jade y Misión Tiburón nos unimos para celebrar el Día Mundial de los Oceános. 

El lema de este año es “Océanos y género” y por lo tanto quisimos tener la oportunidad de compartir experiencias con 6 mujeres costarricenses y líderes en temas de la conservación marina.

Contaremos con la participación de:

Haydée Rodríguez Romero, Viceministra de Agua y Mares, Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía

Melania Guerra La Tica Polar, Oceanógrafa especialista en Cambio Climático

Odalysca Breeddy, Investigadora de las Profundidades-CIMAR /UCR

Mariamalia Rodríguez, Abogada experta en gobernanza marina

Monika Naranjo, Exploradora y Documentalista

Ilena Zanella, Especialista en Conservación Marina

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The ALPHAEDGE 4D Parley for the Oceans edition launches June 8 – World Oceans Day



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Adidas x Run for the Oceans campaign
1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd
Adidas x Run for the Oceans campaign

In support of World Oceans Day on June 8, Adidas’ global campaign “Run for the Oceans” hit iconic spots around Dubai. 

“Run for the Oceans” is a global movement that harnesses the power of sport to raise awareness around the threat of marine plastic pollution and inspire action through Parley Ocean School. On Saturday at 8:06 p.m., Adidas unveiled a facade on one of Dubai’s most iconic buildings, the Burj Khalifa, which was lit up in support of World Oceans Day and to mark the start of “Run for the Oceans.” Dubai Design District (d3) is now home to a disruptive, engaging installation created from ocean waste highlighting the impact of marine plastic pollution on our future. This will show exactly how devastating the consequences of regular plastic usage can be. 

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Advocasea Speed Dating
Nipa Brew Taproom and Brewhouse
Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) 2019

Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF), 25-26 June 2019, The Residence Tunis hotel, Tunisia

On 25 – 26 June 2019, Blue Jay Communication will host the second edition of the Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF). Taking place in Tunis this year, the event will gather 150+ delegates from across the globe, including ocean experts and innovators, African political leaders and policy makers, international entrepreneurs and investors, as well as NGOs and multilaterals.

Once again, the forum will provide a unique platform for ocean stakeholders to share insights on how to achieve SDG 14 and present new investment opportunities, while facilitating public-private partnerships and networking.

As a key driver for global trade and commerce and a major source of food and energy (90% of world trade and 2/3 of energy supplies are carried by sea), the ocean has every reason to become a strong economic force and even more so in Africa where more than 70% of the states are coastal.

ABEF recognises the importance of the Blue Economy in creating jobs, sustaining livelihoods for local communities and offering low-cost impactful climate change adaptation solutions on the continent.

Last year, during the forum’s inauguration, speakers and delegates at ABEF2018 agreed on the need for innovative financing to start developing Africa’s blue economy on a wider scale, involving not only governments but also the private sector. Building on these recommendations, ABEF2019 will have a strong focus on business and investment. Discussions will explore the opportunities and innovations in emerging and frontier sectors of the blue economy and how they can help accelerate Africa’s transformation.
In particular, ABEF panel topics will include: Public-private partnerships; Fishing & Aquaculture; Ports & Trade; Ocean Energy; Governance & Security; Pollution & Waste Management; Women Empowerment; Youth Education & Technology; and Ocean Financing.

To receive further information, please visit our website: www.ABEF2019.com and follow us on Twitter: @bluejaycom #ABEF2019

Why attend?

- Insider access to government leaders and ocean and sustainability experts

- Cutting-edge dialogue assessing today’s pressing issues to achieve SDG 14

- High-level insights from thoughtful leaders and action-oriented discussions

- Case studies sharing practical experiences and solutions from the field

- Presentation of investment opportunities in traditional and emerging ocean industries

- Introductions facilitating partnerships with African and international experts to achieve sustainable best practices

- Expanded networking opportunities

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Agat Beach Clean UP

Micronesian Conservation Coalition, Red Lobster and the Agat Mayor's Office are partnering to clean the beach!  Join us a half mile past the Agat Mayor's Office to clean the beach!  Gloves, garbage bags, water, and snacks provided.  Bring a refillable water bottle and your enthusiasm!  Saturday morning at 7-9am!  All welcome!  

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Akwa Mare World Oceans Day

Este 8 de junio nos unimos a millones de personas alrededor del planeta para celebrar el Día Mundial de los Océanos #WorldOceansDay 
Únete a esta celebración global y pon tu granito de arena para que juntos podamos conservar y proteger nuestros océanos

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Albatross Berlin | World Oceans Day
Freiluftkino Insel im Cassiopeia
Albatross Berlin | World Oceans Day

Having traveled through 15 cities, the 𝗔𝗟𝗕𝗔𝗧𝗥𝗢𝗦𝗦 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼𝘂𝗿 byParley for the Oceans andSurfrider Foundation Germany comes back to Berlin for a final screening on World Oceans Day.

With Berlin friends from ocean love & conservation we want to share this special day with you and organize some music, pitches & stands around the film (info coming soon!). And on the other side of our world, more friends will do the same and have a twin screening in Lima, Perú! So join our 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗖𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗢𝗰𝗲𝗮𝗻 and this unbelievable journey into the heart of the Pacific!

ALBATROSS is given as a gift - and so is this event. 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲'𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗮𝗱𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 on our tour page due to limited space: https://albatrossfreetour.eventbrite.de
The film will be provided with welcoming and closing words byLuca from Surfrider Foundation.

Freiluftkino Insel im Cassiopeia ⋅ 20:30h doors ⋅ 22:00h film

On one of the remotest islands on Earth, thousands of albatross chicks lie dead on the ground - their bodies are filled with plastic.

Returning to the island over several years, Chris Jordan and his film crew witnessed the cycles of birth, life and death of these magnificent creatures as a multi-layered metaphor for our times. ALBATROSS walks us through the horror and grief of this environmental tragedy, but ultimately brings us to a deeply felt experience of beauty and love for life on Earth.

Stepping outside of traditional documentary film style, ALBATROSS is a powerful visual journey that brings viewers together into a shared experience of reverence and renewal.

ALBATROSS comes in full length (97 min) and in English language. It is an adult film with strong emotional content, so we recommend it for viewers age 12 and above.


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𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗧𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘀

#albatrossthefilm#ALBATROSSfreetour#surfrider#parley #protectwhatyoulove #worldoceansday

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ALBATROSS free screening tour

On one of the remotest islands on Earth, thousands of albatross chicks lie dead on the ground - their bodies are filled with plastic.

Returning to the island over several years, Chris Jordan and his film crew witnessed the cycles of birth, life and death of these magnificent creatures as a multi-layered metaphor for our times. ALBATROSS walks us through the horror and grief of this environmental tragedy, but ultimately brings us to a deeply felt experience of beauty and love for life on Earth.

Stepping outside of traditional documentary film style, ALBATROSS is a powerful visual journey that brings viewers together into a shared experience of reverence and renewal.

Parley for the Oceans and Surfrider Foundation Germany together present a free screening tour of the film and by this continue the charitable spirit of the project – ALBATROSS is given as a gift to the world.

Free Admission for all events. Some venues require a reservation of your free ticket - just check the list below. The tour will be provided with welcoming and closing words by Luca from Surfrider Foundation. Come and join us on that powerful visual journey!


𝐀𝐋𝐁𝐀𝐓𝐑𝐎𝐒𝐒 Berlin | World Oceans Day

08.06. ⋅ Freiluftkino Insel Cassiopeia ⋅ Revaler Straße 99

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Albatross: Film & Ocean Plastic Discussion
North County Recreation District - Schoolhouse Room
Albatross: Film & Ocean Plastic Discussion

ALBATROSS, a film by artist Chris Jordan, is a powerfully moving story about birds on Midway Island in the Pacific whose bodies are filled with ocean plastic. This award-winning 97 minute film is offered as a free public artwork. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with experts on ocean plastic pollution.

Hosted by Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and Lower Nehalem Watershed Council, this event will be held in the Schoolhouse Room at North County Recreation District in Nehalem.

Please arrive early; film will start promptly at 7pm. ALBATROSS is an adult film with strong emotional content, so we recommend it for viewers age 12 and above.

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All Waters lead to the Ocean- Clean up event
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
All Waters lead to the Ocean- Clean up event

We would like to invite everyone out to our All Waters lead to the Ocean event where we will get our hands in motion to clean up our rivers.  We will guide the particpants through a clean up event and let them know that by protecting our river we are also helping to protect our oceans.  Litter, pollutants and microplastics can make their way from our mountains to the ocean and every hand that helps is helping our oceans.

Clean up event is Friday June 7th 11am-2pm.  Please meet on our upper plaza so we can coordinate teams and stretches of the river. 

Keep Sevier Beautiful will provide the gloves, trash grabbers and trash bags.

We hope to see you there!

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An Interactive Talk on the Impacts of Marine Debris in the North Western Hawaiian Islands

What can we do!?  An interactive talk about Marine Debris and the impacts on Hawaii's Ecosystem. This talk will focus on debris found in the uninhabited North Western Hawaiian Islands, and its impacts to the wildlife in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. The talk will focus on innovative solutions and legislation needed to combat human wastefulness.

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