It's World Oceans Day, and around the world folks are planning events to celebrate our world's oceans and raise awareness about how fragile they are.
You can search for an event near you, and I wanted to share a really cool one that's happening in New York this evening. My friend Asher Jay organized Sea Speak Sphere: Message in a Bottle - a collaborative art installation that's all about marine conservation. Jay collected 100 discarded plastic bottles and upcycled them into unique art pieces that give a voice to the ocean and its creatures. Each bottle represents an iconic individual who has contributed a quote about why we must take a strong stand for the seas.
On top of beautiful art, they're going to have a panel of speakers discussing ocean-related issues. They'll also be featuring excerpts from the beautiful film on bioluminescence: Coral Rekindling Venus and quotes from the marine conservation community, like this one:
Until we see no difference between any living being, whether it be with wings, fins, or different appendages we will be at war with ourselves and the environment. Only through Unity with Nature can we find real peace.
- Louie Psihoyos, Director of The Cove, Exec. Director of OPS
The free tickets are all gone, but you can still snag tickets for this event for a small donation. Message in a Bottle is sponsored by West 3rd Common, Gramercy Wine Cellars, HeatBrokers, Green Spaces, and Greg Barber.
You might remember Asher from her awesome ongoing art project Garbagea, which takes on plastic pollution by reimagining the ocean's plastic gyres as living continents.