It’s June and that means World Environment Day and World Oceans Day
June 5th, 2013 marks World Environment Day. World Oceans Day follows on June 8th. Both events look to place a spotlight on the great importance of conservation and the role that the oceans play in the health and vitality of the planet.
The founders of World Oceans Day have planned events around the globe. In 2012, there were an impressive 430 events in 55 countries. The aim of World Oceans Day is to showcase the importance of the world’s oceans and the need to preserve the integrity of oceans for future generations. The organizers hope that the event will serve to remind people across the globe that they are, in fact, connected to one another through the planet’s interconnected oceans.
Additionally, the founders of World Oceans Day strive to remind people that the oceans are critical in the following ways, they generate oxygen, regulate the planet’s climate, provide a great deal of varied food, offer an array of potential medicines and even play a role in cleaning the water we drink.
June 5th marks World Environment Day. The theme for 2013 is Think.Eat. Save. The goal is to bring as much attention as possible to the tremendous importance of reducing food waste. It takes large amounts of energy to produce food and then to transport that food around the globe. Water plays an often unseen and unrealized part in food production. For example, it takes a staggering 1,000 liters of water to produce a single liter of milk! Reducing food production can thus play a truly vital role in helping to take pressure off the oceans, while simultaneously reducing pollution and green house gas emissions.
The organizers of World Environment Day suggest opting for local and organic products whenever possible. Why? Local products mean less transportation and that means less pollution and green house gas emissions. Organic food productions means fewer chemicals will make their way into the world’s water supplies. Due to agricultural runoff, chemicals and artificial fertilizers find their way into the world’s oceans, and this issue has a myriad of serious consequences ranging from polluted water supplies to the endangerment of wildlife.
Many other steps exist that can also help the world’s oceans while reducing pollution levels. Any manufactured good requires energy, and water is used in some part of the process. Looking for ways to salvage manufactured goods is a way to save both money and help the environment. A prime example would be damaged sunglass lenses.
Thanks to sunglasses repair, it is no longer necessary to throw sunglasses away. No matter what kind of lenses you may own, ranging from D&G and Prada to Oakley and Arnette, it is possible to use sunglasses repair to save money, time and help the environment. Sunglass repair even works with polarized lenses. What are polarized sunglasses? Polarized sunglasses have lenses that have been specially engineered to filter out glare and bright light. The end result is superior vision and greater clarity.
Thanks to World Oceans Day and World Environment Day, there are now two great ways to raise awareness regarding water conservation. Repairing your existing manufactured goods when possible can help you contribute in a new and exciting way to lowering your own carbon footprint.
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