As stewards of the sea, we’re grateful to be given the responsibility of keeping our oceans healthy while bringing sustainable meal options to families across Canada.
It’s one of the reasons we have such a deep appreciation for the global environmental movement that’s become known as Earth Day.
History of Earth Day
Now recognized worldwide as the planet’s most significant civic engagement event, Earth Day got its start in 1970 thanks to U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson.
He was inspired to organize a national day of environmental education after seeing the damage done by a massive oil spill the year before in Santa Barbara, California.
20 million people took part in Earth Day activities that year.
In 1990, Earth Day went global. More than 200 million people in 141 countries mobilized to lift environmental issues such as water pollution and deforestation to a world stage.
Earth Day 1990 also helped pave the way for better recycling efforts worldwide.
Today, close to a billion people in countries around the world celebrate our planet on Earth Day.
Celebrate Earth Day, Everyday
For our part, we think keeping our planet and oceans clean and thriving is so important that we like to celebrate Earth Day, every day.
By following these 5 simple habits you can do the same:
- Read your labels and buy brands that are transparent. At Ocean’s, we support responsible, sustainable, and environmentally-friendly fishing practices, protecting the health of our oceans and fisheries for future generations. You can easily spot sustainable seafood options by looking for symbols from the International Pole & Line Foundation and Marine Stewardship Council on your labels.
- Reduce your energy consumption. Turn off and unplug electrical items and lights in your home when you leave the house or go to sleep at night. Teach your kids or other young people in your life to do the same.
- Connect with nature. There’s no better way to understand the importance of a healthy planet than by experiencing the wonder of nature. Get outside with your pet, friends, or kids daily.
- BYOBag and other reusable containers. Reusable shopping bags are slowly becoming the standard. Great news as we try to cutdown on our plastic use. Take it a step further by bringing reusable containers to your favourite restaurant in case of leftovers and ensure you’re packing your lunch in dishes that can be used again.
- Recycle… more! Cities and towns across North America are starting to accept more and more materials for recycling. Make sure you’re up-to-date on your local recycling bylaws and do your part to get used products to your curbside or the local recycling depot weekly.
To learn more about Ocean’s commitment to responsible and ocean-friendly fishing, click here.