8th June (’22): World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is an international day that takes place annually on 8 June. The concept was originally proposed in 1992 by Canada’s International Centre for Ocean Development (ICOD) and the Ocean Institute of Canada (OIC) at the Earth Summit – UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “World Oceans Day” was officially recognised by the United Nations in 2008. The international day supports the implementation of worldwide Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and fosters public interest in the protection of the ocean and the sustainable management of its resources.


The Brundtland Commission (also known as the World Commission on Environment and Development) noted in the 1987 Brundtland Report that the ocean sector lacked a strong voice compared to other sectors.

At the first World Ocean Day in 1992, the objectives were to move the ocean from the sidelines to the center of the intergovernmental and NGO discussions and policy and to strengthen the voice of ocean and coastal constituencies worldwide.


Globally coordinated efforts began with The Ocean Project and the World Ocean Network collaborating, and events numbered in the dozens. During this time, http://www.WorldOceanDay.org launched, to help promote the opportunity to raise the profile of the ocean and provide opportunities for getting involved and making a difference for our blue planet. The website provides event organizers with ways to help in their communities, and generates global involvement through the dissemination of educational and actionable resources, ideas, and tools, always free for everyone to use to celebrate World Ocean Day in whatever way they choose. In 2004, The Ocean Project and World Ocean Network launched the “Help Make a Difference for our Ocean Planet!” with both online and in person opportunities to sign a petition to the United Nations to officially recognize 8 June as World Ocean Day. In December 2008, the UN General Assembly passed a Declaration to officially recognise the Day.

♬ Mabel & 24K Goldn – Overthinking

LYRIC

Cryin’ in a club, tears up on the dancefloor
Said you had enough, this ain’t what you asked for
Money over drugs, but this gon’ be my last puff
Tired of gettin’ stuck, wish that I could fast forward
Ah, this should be the time of my life, yeah
This could be a glamorous occasion, yeah
Woke up in the dress I wore last night
How you got me acting this way?
Burning the candle from both sides
You’re giving me quite the reputation
Oh, you got me stepping out of line
But, baby, without you
I can’t feel the heat of the night
I burn all day without you
I can’t feel those butterflies
I fade away
I’m overthinking, I think I’m overthinking
I’m overthinking, I think I’m overthinking
You make the colors come alive
I burn all day
Overthinking, think that I’m overthinking
‘Cause I been drinking, turnin’ up every weekend
Overthinking, wondering when we linkin’
Can’t take this shit no more (oh, no)
Paranoia, I got something spinnin’ in my head (my head)
Avoidin’ (avoidin’) what you said last night, but then again (yeah)
These voices, thoughts of disappointment never end
I’m dying, oh, oh, oh
But, baby, without you
I can’t feel the heat of the night
I burn all day without you
I can’t feel those butterflies
I fade away
I’m overthinking, I think I’m overthinking
I’m overthinking, I think I’m overthinking
You make the colors come alive
I burn all day
Cryin’ in a club, tears up on the dancefloor
Said you had enough, this ain’t what you asked for
Money over drugs, but this gon’ be my last puff
Tired of gettin’ stuck, wish that I could fast forward (shit, shit, shit)
Without you
I can’t feel the heat of the night (night, night, night)
I burn all day without you (whoa)
I can’t feel those butterflies
I fade away (right now, right now)
I’m overthinking, I think I’m overthinking
I’m overthinking, I think I’m overthinking
You make the colors come alive
I burn all day

Lens Artists Challenge – Minimalism/Maximalism — norasphotos4u

This week Sophia is hosting the challenge. The challenge is called Minimalism/Maximalism. It could also be Simplicity/Complexity or Sparce/Full. This field of yellow flowers caught my eye. I would call this a maximalism photo although it could be considered simple since it is of one subject. Moving in closer, there is more detail and less […]

Lens Artists Challenge – Minimalism/Maximalism — norasphotos4u