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Thursday, June 2, 2011

June 8th is World Oceans Day


                             Image: A Wave in the Pacific Ocean

I just learned that an important day is coming up, World Oceans Day is on June 8th of this year. World Oceans Day was originated by the United Nations and it is  a global celebration of the ocean conservation. In 2008 the United Nations General Assembly decided that as from June 8th,2009, this day would be designated as “World Oceans Day” (resolution 63/111, paragraph 171)     


The objectives of World Ocean day are:





Objectives of World Oceans Day

  • Change attitudes — encourage individuals to think about what the oceans mean to each of us, and what oceans have to offer.
  • Learn — discover the wealth of diverse and beautiful creatures and habitats found in the oceans, and how our actions affect them.
  • Change our ways — encourage each of us to become caretakers of our oceans, and to conserve them for our future.
  • Celebrate — organize or participate in ocean events, whether we live inland or on the coast.
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Please  visit the following websites to find out more:




http://www.un.org/Depts/los/reference_files/worldoceansday.htm

http://worldoceansday.org/


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Oceans_Day

Here is a link to a list of events planned in our World for this day:

http://worldoceansday.org/?page_id=122

What things can you do in your daily living to help Conserve the oceans and their life? Plenty! Please click on the following link to learn of 10  things you can do for the Oceans:

http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/oceans/events-evenements/oceansday-journeedesoceans/protect-proteger-eng.htm

Thank you for taking the time to visit these websites! And please, please, please try and do as many of the 10 actions listed above each day to help Conserve and keep our oceans clean and healthy!

Source of image:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Image-Pacific-Ocean_-4.jpg 

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"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."-Sidney Madwed



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A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed



Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein



The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi



The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller



Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns



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Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being



The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.