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Make Europe Blue Campaign

Fact of the week!

Did you know that 80% of marine plastic waste comes from land? 

 

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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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

Our Featured Pledges about the Ocean

Looking for inspiration from fellow ocean lovers? Check out our celebrity pledges!

Last update: 11/05/21

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.

Last update: 11/05/21

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.

Last update: 11/05/21

Celebrating the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea - Welcome to our Ocean Literacy Festival !

On the occasion of the European Maritime Day, the EU4Ocean coalition is organising the first Ocean Literacy online festival as part of the Atlantic and North Sea basin event and is pleased to offer you the possibility to learn fascinating things about our maritime region in the spirit of sea festivals.

Last update: 05/05/21

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Map of pledges
Latest pledges submitted
I pledge to empower, educate people to raise their awareness on their own blueprint and get conscious that every small step has a meaning (even you have tiny feet like me).
Maria Caratas
Affilation:
Ovidius University of Constanta
City/Country: Constanta, Romania
Theme(s): Ocean and climate

See the pledge page here.

I want to forbid all the single use plastic bottles of water in the airplanes.
Margherita Maria De Lorenzi
City/Country: Santa Maria di Leuca , Italy
Theme(s): Ocean and climate

See the pledge page here.

I pledge to raise awareness in at least one person every week about the impact of their waste on marine organisms.
Fatma Telli Karakoç
Affilation:
Karadeniz Technical University, Marine Science Faculty
City/Country: Trabzon, Turkey
Theme(s): Healthy and Clean ocean

See the pledge page here.

I pledge to raise awareness in at least one person every week about the impact of their waste on marine organisms.
Fatma Telli Karakoç
Affilation:
Karadeniz Technical University, Marine Science Faculty
City/Country: Trabzon, Turkey
Theme(s): Healthy and Clean ocean

See the pledge page here.

I pledge to promote marine literacy by creating learning opportunities for young people and to encourage them to develop skills and attitudes that will help improving Black Sea ecosystem’s health.
Carmen Bucovala
Affilation:
"Ovidius" High-school, Constanta, Romania
City/Country: Constanta, Romania
Theme(s): Healthy and Clean ocean

See the pledge page here.

Applying with a project about marine litter by the construction of a drifter.It will take a collaboration with local Marine Research Institutes,4 classes of Sec. School,many disciplines and objects.
Giulia Castiglioni
Affilation:
IIS Capellini-Sauro
City/Country: La Spezia, Italy
Theme(s): Healthy and Clean ocean

See the pledge page here.

I pledge to take my children to the beach for a beach clean-up and teach them about the importance of a healthy ocean
Ramazan Enez
Affilation:
Fethiye Şehit Yüzbaşı Özgür Özekin MTAL
City/Country: Fethiye, Turkey
Theme(s): Ocean and climate, Food from the Ocean

See the pledge page here.

We pledge to make the Black Sea visible!
Selma Menabit
Affilation:
Black Sea Young Ambassadors/H2020 Black Sea CONNECT CSA
City/Country: Constanta, Romania
Theme(s): Healthy and Clean ocean

See the pledge page here.

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