THE Climate Canons continue to make the world a better place, one step at a time.
It was a big week for the Climate Canons, commemorating World Environment Day, International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, and World Oceans Day.
The students organised a poster competition, had displays at lunchtime and ran a quiz to engage the College community in these events.
World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 each year, with its theme #OnlyOneEarth. In the universe are billions of galaxies, In our galaxy are billions of planets, But there is Only One Earth.
Sustainable fishing starts with us. International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing is celebrated on June 5 and it is estimated that 1 in every 5 fish caught, comes from Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing. Fish are an important commodity for the achievement of food security. You can watch the following clip to understand the impact and learn more: https://youtu.be/0s6N_89xXIU
World Oceans Day is celebrated on June 8 and the climate crisis has given us all a renewed appreciation for our planet’s oceans and the marine life that lives beneath the water’s surface.
Did you know …
- Our oceans cover more than 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface.
- The majority of life on Earth is aquatic.
- Less than five per cent of the planet’s oceans have been explored.
- We still only know a fraction of the marine species in our oceans.
- Over 70 per cent of our planet’s oxygen is produced by the ocean.