What is World Oceans Day?
At the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, the Canadian government proposed the idea of a World Ocean Day. Ten years later, The Ocean Project began coordinating World Oceans Day events and celebrations, growing the program each year, to "celebrate the ocean, its importance in our lives, and how each of us can protect it, no matter where we live" (worldoceansday.org).
Why It's Important
The Earth's oceans are such precious resources, that we all depend on for the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. Here in Maine, we highly value the miles and miles of coastline that border our little corner of the Atlantic. It's why we live here. We work, swim, fish, kayak, and sit on the shoreline watching the waves, deep in meditation (or deep into a knitting project). Yet the oceans are filling with pollution, particularly plastic (this year's conservation focus) which is endangering all life that thrives in these vast bodies of water.
How We're Participating
On this World Oceans Day, June 8th, 2019, we will be donating ten percent of sales on our blue color ways (across all yarn lines) to the Ocean Conservancy, a partner organization of The Ocean Project. The Ocean Conservancy works to act and advocate for the biggest challenges facing our oceans, including acidification, trash pollution, and climate change.
Purchase any of our blue color ways across all of our yarn lines (see below for eligible colors) from Saturday, June 8th, through midnight EDT on Sunday, June 9th, and 10% will be donated to support the Ocean Conservancy's efforts to educate, inspire, and act in preserving this invaluable resource that covers much of the planet we call home.
From all of us at Quince, we thank you.
from left to right: Eleuthera, Sky, Blue Spruce, Surf, Pigeon
left to right: Quill, Marna, Ebb Tide, Cove
from left to right: Stream, Glacier, Bird's Egg, Delft, Fjord, Slate, River, Pea Coat
from left to right: Mercury, Neptune, Orion, Uranus, Juno, Luna
from left to right: Owl in Cielo, Barents Sea, Cerulean, Straits, Huckleberry; Owl Tweet in Allagash and Jay
from left to right: Crane in El Paso, Round Rock, Sweetwater; Piper in Rock Springs and Sweetwater
from left to right: Whimbrel in Waterline, Pelagic, Starboard; Willet in Waterline, Leeward, Starboard, Fathom
from left to right: Mist, Beach Glass, Back Bay, Boothbay Blue, Prouts Neck, Ink