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June is World Ocean Month!  Celebrate with us in the Kōkua General Store

June 02, 2022

Happy World Ocean Month! Each year, June is dedicated to honoring our ocean. World Ocean Day is on June 8th and Every Day but you can find ways to celebrate the whole month. Take action or find events such as coastal cleanups, film screenings, ocean art and educational events all month!

On Saturday, June 4 come into the Kōkua General Store to celebrate with us! Sustainable Coastlines Hawaiʻi will be with us, creating art with plastic collected off our shorelines. Come between 11:30am-2:30pm to create a unique piece of art, chat with us on solutions to plastic pollution and celebrate the ocean! 

Want to learn more about ocean health? Check out our Plastic Free Hawaiʻi Program Resource page to learn how to protect the ocean from plastic pollution and for tips on reducing single-use plastics. You can also support the health of our oceans by eating at a Surfrider Foundation certified Ocean Friendly Restaurant. These restaurants follow mandatory criteria that reduce waste and offer sustainable choices for our ocean. Check out these 10 Local Ocean-Friendly Restaurants on O‘ahu or head to Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Restaurant website to find a complete list of all certified restaurants. Happy World Ocean Month!