On Friday, June 8th takes place World Oceans Day. This day launched by the Resolution 63/111 of the United Nations is an opportunity to educate the general public about the wonderful natural resource of our oceans. This year’s theme is « Make our ocean clean, » a great opportunity to enjoy the sea wearing our favorite outfit if time permits.
What to do on this day?
So here are 7 ideas for activities to do naked on this beautiful day:
- Pick up wastes on beaches, in coordination with your municipality and your naturist club
- Organize a boat trip and pick up floating debris
- Ask an Environment Protection Association to make a presentation at your naturist club
- Ask the municipality in charge of your naturist beach to organize an protect the ocean awareness event on your naturist beach
- Watch the Movie Oceans from Jacques Perrin or Planet Ocean from Yann Arthus – Bertrand
- Photograph, paint, write the ocean and share your creations
- Just go on a naturist beach and enjoy the ocean
As you see, nothing much complicated, nothing costly. A little coordination may be necessary between your naturist club and the municipality or environmental protection associations. Naturism and sea protection go well together. World Oceans Day is therefore a privileged moment to promote naturism and the preservation of this unique natural resource.
Some facts on our oceans!
To remind us on the importance of our oceans, here’s some facts and figures provided by the United Nations:
- Oceans cover three quarters of the Earth’s surface, contain 97 per cent of the Earth’s water, and represent 99 per cent of the living space on the planet by volume.
- Over three billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods.
- Globally, the market value of marine and coastal resources and industries is estimated at $3 trillion per year or about 5 per cent of global GDP.
- Oceans contain nearly 200,000 identified species, but actual numbers may lie in the millions.
- Oceans absorb about 30 per cent of carbon dioxide produced by humans, buffering the impacts of global warming.
- Oceans serve as the world’s largest source of protein, with more than 2.6 billion people depending on the oceans as their primary source of protein.
- Marine fisheries directly or indirectly employ over 200 million people.
- Subsidies for fishing are contributing to the rapid depletion of many fish species and are preventing efforts to save and restore global fisheries and related jobs, causing ocean fisheries to generate US$ 50 billion less per year than they could.
- As much as 40 per cent of the world oceans are heavily affected by human activities, including pollution, depleted fisheries, and loss of coastal habitats.
On June 8th, strip and celebrate World Oceans Day!