Soft lapping tides. A gentle sea breeze. An occasional whale makes an appearance as emerald waves glimmer from the sunlight. An artist's creation. A reality.
But, no! The artist spilled dark paint. Sleek oil poisons the ocean’s surface. The waves are a murky brown sight. The whales are now hiding. Another reality.
Oceans hold countless ecosystems that hold large populations of life. In fact, 80 percent of life on Earth is found in the ocean. Oceans feed us, regulate our climate, and provide over half of the world oxygen supply. However, despite their immense importance, human activity ruptures its existence with oil spills, deep ocean mining, toxic sewage disposal and so, so much more.
Thus brings the celebration of World Oceans Day. To recognize the mistakes we made and spread awareness on how the ocean is such a lifeline to us.
The change begins with us. We are the artists, and this world is our canvas. We paint out the future, and no one wants to paint grey waters.
Take part in our World Ocean Day Survey to give in your views on certain aspects of us and the waters that give us life. You can find the survey in the link below!
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”