By a resolution in December 2008, the UN General Assembly designated 8 June as World Oceans Day. The concept of a ‘World Oceans Day’ was first proposed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro as a way to celebrate our world’s shared ocean and our personal connection to the sea, as well as to raise awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives.
Eleven years later, the UN General Assembly efforts are mostly concentrated on raising awareness on the impact plastic pollution has in our oceans and the importance to reduce its consumption. For that reason, several activities and events are being launched to celebrate this day, like forums, workshops, exhibitions, photography contests and much more.
In Vertech Group, as an environmental company that has among its main goals the protection of oceans, we participate in several ocean related projects in Europe and abroad, for example, our most recent project in this field: Aquabiopro-fit. In general, in most of our projects of this kind we apply our state-of-the-art and innovative solutions for the environmental transformation, this way supporting companies in the best initiatives to achieve ocean’s protection and preservation.
Apart from our usual business activities we, as individuals, are committed to the environment and that is why we are planning a teamwork activity in Nice, France, where we have our headquarter office. One day this week, we will be working a few hours outside at the beach, and we will make sure that the space we occupy, and the surrounding area remain clean. Although this is a single-day activity, it is important to emphasize that we do not have to take care of our oceans punctually, this must be a common goal for the whole year.
To summarize, we would like to share some thoughts: If the oceans are vital for our life, why do not we implement daily actions and strategies to protect our resources? What kind of measures are needed to prevent ocean pollution? Is this, just a governmental issue? How could companies and society contribute in a better way to beat plastics pollution? #GoGreenerDoBetter
Reference: World Oceans Day – United Nations Environment: