Updated: Jun 8
Are you looking for a way to truly make an impact on the environment? World Ocean Day is here to provide us with an answer. Every June 8th, we celebrate this global day of awareness to educate and unite individuals across the globe in addressing our shared need for ocean protection. This year particularly, we’re rising up on this day as tides are shifting towards greater sustainability and environmental responsibility. Here at Ghost Fin, we are doing our part by committing ourselves wholly to preserving a healthier planet for now and future generations! Read along as we explore how together, ocean guardians like yourself can help create a brighter future - not just today but for every day in the future!
World Ocean Day 2023 and the Significance of Celebrating It!💙🌊🌍🐟🐋
It’s World Ocean Day 2023! This annual celebration brings together people from around the world to honour the amazing power of our oceans. Not only do they provide us with food, medicine, and recreation, but they also help regulate the earth’s climate and produce oxygen for us to breathe. It is our responsibility to protect and restore these beautiful blue expanses and all the creatures that call them home. World Ocean Day is a reminder that we all have a role to play in preserving our planet. Let’s continue to work towards a sustainable future where our oceans return to a thriving state, a vital part of our world and its functional ecosystems.
How is Ghost Fin Helping to Shift Tides Towards a More Sustainable Planet?🌍🌱
Ghost Fin is making waves in the fight for a sustainable planet. With our consciously designed products and eco-friendly practices, we lead by example in the charge towards a cleaner future. From our use of recycled materials, Ocean Plastics, Used Fishing Nets and Ghost Nets to our commitment to minimising waste, we are setting a high standard for sustainability.
Sustainable Sourcing: We prioritise sustainable sourcing of materials for our products, particularly those that directly impact the ocean, such as recycled polyester. Our beanies are made from post-consumer PET bottles. It’s clear that tackling plastic waste has become one of the major environmental challenges of our time – globally, about 9.5 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean annually, most of it single-use. By selecting eco-friendly materials and partnering with suppliers who share our commitment to sustainability, we reduce our environmental footprint and support responsible practices.
Plastic-Free Packaging: We are passionate about reducing plastic waste and its harmful impact on the ocean. That's why we use minimal and plastic-free packaging for our products such as FSC certified cardboard, kraft paper tape & compostable mailing bags. By opting for eco-friendly alternatives like recycled materials and biodegradable packaging, we minimise plastic pollution and contribute to a cleaner environment.
Fins produced from Ocean Plastic Pollution: ALL of our fins are produced from 100% ocean plastic waste using ocean plastic, end of life fishing nets and abandoned or lost ghost nets. Our fins are produced using innovative low CO2 processes to minimise the overall impact to the environment and remove ocean plastic pollution.
Not only does this approach benefit the environment, but it also inspires consumers to make more mindful choices. By choosing Ghost Fin you are opting for eco-friendly products that prioritise sustainability and minimise environmental impact. Together we can all be a part of the movement towards a healthier planet for generations to come.
Making an Impact – Learn What Ghost Fin Is Doing to Help World Ocean Day and the Planet 🌍🌊🐟🐋💙
It's no secret that our oceans are in trouble, and it's up to each and every one of us to do our part to protect them. That's why we're excited to share with you what Ghost Fin is doing to help make a positive impact this World Ocean Day and beyond. As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), we are working hard to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our oceans, and our efforts are truly making a difference. From organising beach cleanups to raising awareness in national boarding magazines, Ghost Fin is inspiring people to do their part to protect the planet we call home:
Volunteering and Education: At Ghost Fin, our founder, Vince, passionately volunteers his time and expertise to work with local schools and organisations. He's involved in educating and inspiring on various topics, including business, circular economy, innovation, and A STEM ambassador for the Green Energy Industry. Vince has also been instrumental in developing educational resources on plastic pollution and delivering workshops in schools and at the local beach, raising awareness about ocean conservation among students and the community.
Community Beach Cleans: Since our brand's inception in 2021, Vince has been working with his wife Toni to organise and coordinate Community Beach Cleanups. These events bring the community together, fostering a sense of environmental stewardship and inspiring others to take action. By cleaning up our beaches, we help prevent plastic and other debris from entering the ocean and harming marine life and the marine ecosystem.
Innovation & Direct Action: Ghost Fin’s primary mission is to turn the tide on ocean plastic by creating board fins made entirely from ocean plastic waste, end of life fishing nets and ghost nets. Not only that the processes used to create the fins is innovative and born from a passion to reduce the overall environmental impact to the planet. The Nature of our business will challenge the status quo and show a different, more respectful way of doing business as usual. Our commitment extends beyond ocean conservation, as we believe in making a positive impact in end to end processes of all aspects of our business.
Commitment to Positive Change: At Ghost Fin, we firmly believe in the power of collaboration and working together to create positive change. We're immensely proud of the work we've accomplished in our community and are grateful for the opportunity to give back.
Collaborations with Ocean Conservation Organisations: We actively collaborate with reputable ocean conservation organisations, such as Surfers Against Sewage, to support their initiatives and raise awareness about critical ocean issues. By partnering with these organisations, we contribute to their conservation efforts and help amplify their message, reaching a broader audience.
Donations to Ocean Conservation: As part of our unwavering commitment to ocean conservation, we allocate a portion of our profits to support an ocean conservation charity on an annual basis. These donations fund crucial research, conservation projects, and advocacy efforts aimed at addressing pressing ocean conservation challenges.
Charitable Collaborations: Ghost Fin proudly supports like-minded charitable causes that work towards a sustainable future. Through collaborations such as the 2 Minute Beach Clean station, the Nurdle initiative, we empower individuals, educate, and actively combat plastic pollution.
Equal Access to Blue Spaces: We partner with EBB & FLO COLLECTIVE CIC. This initiative aims to eliminate barriers preventing individuals from accessing Blue Spaces, ensuring that everyone can experience the transformative power of water sports and connect with our oceans.
Through these initiatives, we strive to make a positive impact on ocean conservation, raise awareness about the importance of protecting our blue spaces and oceans, inspire individuals to take action for a healthier and more sustainable marine environment.
Get Involved – How You Can Get Involved in World Ocean Day and Help Change the Tide🌍🌊💙🐋🐟🙏🏼
While World Ocean Day serves as a global platform for raising awareness and promoting ocean conservation, individuals can also make a significant impact by taking actions right from the comfort of their homes. Here are some ways you can support World Ocean Day and contribute to the health and wellbeing of our oceans:
Reduce Single-Use Plastics: One of the most effective ways to protect our oceans is by reducing the use of single-use plastics. Make a conscious effort to minimise your consumption of plastic bags, straws, bottles, and utensils. Instead, opt for reusable alternatives such as cloth bags, stainless steel straws, and refillable water bottles.
Attend a Beach Cleanup: If you'd like to get involved in a beach cleanup, we invite you to join us in collaboration with EBB & FLO for a monthly community beach cleans. We are passionate about preserving the beauty and health of our oceans, and these beach cleanups are a crucial part of our commitment to environmental stewardship.
Organise a Beach Cleanup: If you're a group or organisation, why not make a difference by gathering a group of volunteers and organising a corporate, school or community or beach cleanup. This hands-on activity plays a crucial role in removing litter and debris from coastal areas, preventing them from entering the ocean. Together, we can protect our oceans and create a cleaner, healthier environment for all.
Properly Dispose of Waste: Ensure that your waste, particularly hazardous materials like batteries and electronics, is disposed of correctly. Improper disposal can lead to the contamination of waterways and harm marine life. Research local recycling programs or drop-off locations for safe disposal options.
Conserve Water: Adopt water-saving habits at home to minimise water consumption. Conserving water helps reduce the strain on freshwater sources, which are intricately connected to the health of our oceans. Simple practices such as turning off taps while brushing your teeth and fixing leaky faucets can make a big difference.
Choose Sustainable Seafood: When purchasing seafood, make sustainable choices to support the health of ocean ecosystems. Look for labels such as the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) or the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification, which indicate responsibly sourced seafood. These labels ensure that the seafood is harvested or farmed in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
Minimise Chemical Usage: Avoid using harmful chemicals such as pesticides and fertilisers in your garden or yard. These chemicals can enter water systems, eventually reaching the ocean and causing pollution. Explore natural alternatives and environmentally friendly gardening practices to maintain a healthy ecosystem around your home.
Support Ocean Conservation Organisations: Research and support reputable ocean conservation organisations. Many organisations offer online resources, educational materials, and virtual events to engage individuals in ocean conservation efforts. Consider donating to these organisations or volunteering your time and skills to support their initiatives.
Educate Yourself and Others: Expand your knowledge about ocean conservation, marine life, and the importance of a healthy ocean ecosystem. Share what you learn with family, friends, and social networks to raise awareness and inspire others to take action.
Participate in Virtual Events: Look for virtual events, webinars, or workshops organised by ocean conservation groups. These events provide opportunities to learn, connect with experts, and engage in discussions on pressing ocean conservation topics. Participating in these virtual events allows you to contribute to the global conversation and gain insights into how you can make a difference.
Remember, small actions can have a ripple effect and contribute to the collective efforts to protect our oceans. By taking these steps at home, you play an essential role in safeguarding the health and sustainability of our planet's most vital resource - the ocean. Together, we can create a brighter future for our oceans and future generations.
Looking Ahead - What Does World Ocean Day Mean for Us and How Can We Prepare for It🌍🌊💙
World Ocean Day provides a platform for us to give back and protect the world’s largest source of life. It is up to us as a global community to continue building on the momentum towards protecting our planet’s oceans. By joining Ghost Fin, everyone can help make a difference, from supporting our direct impact and eco-friendly business that prioritises sustainability and environmental impact, to picking up rubbish from the beach or partaking in local beach cleanups. With every action made, we are shifting tides towards a more sustainable planet. This World Ocean Day, join forces with Ghost Fin and take meaningful steps that truly make an impact for a better future - one action at a time!
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