Today is a very important day. Today celebrates the efforts that organizations put forth to combat ocean pollution, preserve marine life, and deep sea drilling. Today, is World Oceans Day.

World Ocean's Day

Unnamed Road, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Photo Courtesy of: Dustan Unsplash/Woodhouse

A lot of outdoor enthusiasts are very passionate about preserving marine life but because many of us work 40 hours a week, we prefer to chase our passions instead of pick up trash during our free time. Yeah, we pick up trash when we see it on the ground, vote for nature preserving propositions, share links with our friends, and support our environmental opinions during conversations, but don’t we owe at least one day out of the year to get involved with the forefront environmental communities?

World Ocean's Day

Or, clean up after someone else’s celebration. Photo: Courtesy of Unsplash/Vova Drozdey

Here are some easy ways to get involved with your local environmental community:

Attend a Movie Screening

The Blue Film is screening their informative documentary on marine life in 43 different locations across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. If you can’t get off work early enough to pick up trash at the beach, or go for a surf and stuff plastic in the chest-zip part of your wetsuit, going out to one of these screenings is a great way to participate.

Look for Casual Fundraising Events

World Ocean's Day

The Sea Shepard Conversation Society is alwasy looking for volunteers. So if this looks fun, head to their website and get involved!

If you can’t make it out to a beach with a trash bag and you have a hard time sitting through movies, check out the Sea Shepard Conversation Society’s fundraising event at Lincoln Beer Company. The Sea Shepard Conversation Society is based out of Los Angeles, California that spreads their powerful message across the world.

If you are not near Los Angeles but would love to find an event in your area, check out the World Oceans Day event map. I’m sure if you look hard enough, you’ll be able to find an event that is being hosted at a brewery.

Take Action From Home

Already made plans? No problem. Take action on plastic pollution by making your voice heard on World Oceans Day’s online polls and social media engagement.

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