Get involved in World Oceans Day


Sailors and boaties are the best stewards of the sea and we all need to do our bit to protect one of the places we enjoy the most.

A New Zealand-wide beach cleanup is being organised by Callaloo Blue to coincide with World Oceans Day on June 8.

There are a few simple ways to get involved and help spread the word:

  1. Post which beach (or waterway) you are going to clean up
  2. Share the event: get your friends, family, and co-workers to participate
  3. Head out to the beach between June 8-10 (or any day, really) and collect rubbish
  4. Post a photo of what you have collected

From the photo submissions, there will be a random drawing for a prize basket containing alternatives to single-use plastics.

You can find more information on World Oceans Day and the New Zealand beach cleanup, as well as information on alternatives to single-use plastics how to take the Clean Seas Pledge.

The idea for a World Ocean Day was conceived at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and in 2008 the United Nations officially recognised June 8 as World Oceans Day.

14 May 2018
15 May 2018