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Make Europe Blue Campaign

You may already know that “about 97% of Earth's water is in the ocean”. But did you know that “a protein found in a jellyfish has contributed to cancer research” or that “cigarette butts are one of the top items found in beach clean-ups”?

Finding out these curious, fascinating and sometimes alarming facts can help us understand how we humans are linked to the ocean and its wellbeing. Find out more facts HERE!

Will you help us Make Europe Blue?

A multitude of threats including climate change, overfishing and pollution is putting our ocean at risk, and changing course requires us to work together.

The Make Europe Blue campaign is calling on you - citizens, businesses, organisations, authorities, celebrities, educators - to make a pledge to help the ocean. Your pledge is a personal promise or action that will keep our ocean healthy. “Every action – even the smallest one - brings change to our ocean”

Joining is easy

  • Get inspired by our Ocean facts
  • Check out potential ideas for pledges and submit your pledge HERE
  • Share it with others using the #MakeEUBlue hashtag.

Inspire others

Every action creates a new drop of blue on our European canvas. The more we do, the bluer Europe becomes.

Invite others to hop aboard: your friends, family, business partners, competitors, your preferred celebrity or influencer. Tag them on social media and challenge them to make Europe Blue! 

Together – across borders, age groups, and cultures - we can take care of our shared ocean. We can make a difference, one pledge at a time.

 

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Did You Know That... Exciting facts about the ocean!

Our Blue Planet is a marvellous place: a source of life, home to incredible wildlife and complex ecosystems.

So much of what is magical about the ocean is hidden under the surface of the water. In fact, we know more about than surface of the moon than the deep sea. We have a lot to learn.

The more we know about the Ocean, the better we can act to ensure its wellbeing.

So let’s dive in with a few facts that may surprise you!

 

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Your action matters! Make your pledge!

The Make Europe Blue campaign calls on citizens, businesses, organisations, authorities, and celebrities to commit to an action that can benefit the ocean.

A pledge is an an action you take to protect the Ocean. No matter where you live, what you do or the size of your contribution, we can all act together for a healthy ocean in Europe and beyond.

Any type of pledge that serves our ocean will be accepted, so use your imagination, get creative and - together - we will make this happen.

 

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Our Featured Pledges about the Ocean

Everybody can make a difference for our Blue Planet. Get inspired by the pledges of journalists, educators, policy-makers, activists and organisations engaged in ocean protection.

Every action counts!

 
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Aquarium Live Virtual Tour

Guided tour

Last update: 14/05/21

3 things you didn’t know about the EU4Ocean and Ocean Literacy in the Atlantic and North Sea basin

The workshop “3 things you didn’t know about the EU4Ocean and Ocean Literacy in the Atlantic and North Sea basin” is the first part of the Atlantic Ocean and North Sea basin event.

Last update: 14/05/21

The Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea Basin Event

The Atlantic Ocean and North Sea basin event is the first one of the series of 5 sea basin events to be organised by the EU4Ocean Coalition.

Last update: 14/05/21

How to Choose Sustainable Seafood Products with the Mr.Goodfish Programme

Conservation action (beach cleanup, citizen science...)

Last update: 12/05/21

MakeEuBlue campaign data

Last update: 10/05/21

Deep Science - Megafauna

Science show

Last update: 10/05/21

Fisheries: Solutions and Innovations

Learning activity/Training session/MOOC

Last update: 05/05/21

Explore Your Ocean with the European Atlas of the Seas and Find the Treasure!

Science café/Workshop/Conference/Webinar

Last update: 05/05/21

Ocean Literacy for Sail Trainers - Continuous Professional Development Event - Plankton

Learning activity/Training session/MOOC

Last update: 05/05/21

The Beauty - A Plastic Journey. Interactive session and animation screening

Interactive session and animation screening

Last update: 05/05/21

Map of pledges
Latest pledges submitted
Produce a book that provides an easy-to-read overview of our understanding of the ocean, the issues it faces, and specific suggestions for things we can do to improve ocean health: theoceanandus.com.
Farah Obaidullah
Affiliation : Women4Oceans
The Hague, Netherlands
Theme(s) : Ocean and climate, Food from the Ocean, healthy, Enhancing awareness of all the ways we interact with the ocean.

See the pledge page here.

I pledge to continue learning about the ocean and sharing knowledge about the ocean and being attentive to food certification and the carbon and environmental footprint of daily choices I make.
Nathalie Van Isacker
Affiliation :
Brussels, Belgium
Theme(s) : Ocean and climate, Food from the Ocean, healthy

See the pledge page here.

The EMB secretariat pledge to reduce its carbon footprint and pick up trash in our daily walks along the coast.
Ángel Muñiz Piniella
Affiliation : European Marine Board
Ostend, Belgium
Theme(s) : Ocean and climate, healthy

See the pledge page here.

I pledge to travel to work by bike - instead of by car - at least 4 times a week, to reduce my CO2 emissions.
Alex Ardelean
Affiliation :
Bucharest, Romania
Theme(s) : Ocean and climate

See the pledge page here.

I pledge to use my art to raise awareness on the alarming issues of our ocean!
Vera Noon
Affiliation : ACTeon
Mishmish, Lebanon
Theme(s) : Ocean and climate, Food from the Ocean, healthy

See the pledge page here.

I pledge to use my art to raise awareness on the alarming issues of our ocean!
Vera Noon
Affiliation : ACTeon
Mishmish, Lebanon
Theme(s) : Ocean and climate, Food from the Ocean, healthy

See the pledge page here.

I pledge to contribute to the reduction of CO2 emission by cutting meat consumption and replacing meat with plant-based products.
Chiara Mazzetti
Affiliation :
Berlin, Germany
Theme(s) : Ocean and climate

See the pledge page here.

I pledge to no longer buy food in plastic packaging and to opt for fresh food, coming from a 0-kilometre local producers, who make their product in a sustainable and pesticide-free manner, in the respect of nature.
Karl Lehmann
Affiliation : Ecologic Institute
Berlin, Germany
Theme(s) : Ocean and climate

See the pledge page here.

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