Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Happy World Ocean Day!

Happy World Ocean Day! This year’s World Ocean Day theme: “Youth - Waves of Change” emphasizes the importance of empowering a new generation of ocean conservationists to help solve the threats currently facing marine ecosystems world wide.

In honor of this international day of ocean celebration and conservation I’m excited to announce the launch of a new web PSA campaign for The “Stow It-Don’t Throw It” Project! This campaign is designed to feature ocean conservationists and scientists in video messages to raise awareness about the importance of preventing marine debris, and encouraging viewers to participate in or support The “Stow It-Don’t Throw It” Project. The video we’re launching today features ocean artist and conservationist, Wyland! Check it out and share it with your friends!


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You can also view the video on our Facebook page at: facebook.com/stowitdontthrowit.

In order to help spread our message of the importance of preventing marine debris, and empowering youth to take action to protect marine ecosystems, please take a minute to share this video, and a link to our website or Facebook page, with your family, friends, and co-workers. Thank you in advance for your help spreading this important message.

Please don’t forget that while today is set aside to celebrate our planet’s oceans, the work to protect marine ecosystems and inspire others to do the same happens 365 days a year. Today, I challenge you to renew your dedication to ocean conservation and continue your work to inspire youth to continue making “Waves of Change” for our planet’s oceans!

Sean Russell
Stow It-Don’t Throw It Project Coordinator
srussell92@comcast.net

The “Stow It-Don’t Throw It” Project is a youth-driven fishing line recycling and marine debris prevention project. The goal of this program is to empower you to protect marine wildlife from fishing line entanglement by making and distributing personal-sized fishing line recycling bins while educating the public on the importance of preventing marine debris. We also work to support young people who wish to start their own ocean conservation projects. For more information on this program, the groups involved, and the work we carry out, visit our website at: http://www.stowitdontthrowitproject.org/ or check us out on Facebook!

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