Ocean Park Hong Kong

Earth Day

22 April is Earth Day: Be an Earth Guardian, Reduce Disposable Plastic!

Earth Day is the day designated for fostering appreciation of the Earth’s environment and awareness of the issues that threaten it. Responding to widespread environmental degradation, Gaylord Nelson, a United States Senator from Wisconsin, called for an environmental teach-in (or Earth Day) to be held on 22 April, 1970. Coordinated by the Earth Day Network, Earth Day is now observed on every 22 April by more than 500 million people in 192 countries.

Humans, animals, the environment and even our next generation are directly affected or threatened by the throwaway culture and pollutions. Earth Day lied on our Park annual event "Animal Discovery Fest”, with the theme “Get Close to Seahorses and Feel Love at First Sight!”. The Secret Lives of Seahorses exhibit brings into focus the beautiful seahorses and their extraordinary habitats. You can also find out how to protect them from marine debris and learn why seahorses are important to our oceans!

Besides, the slogans "Today is Earth Day – Be an Earth Guardian, Reduce Disposable Plastic!" and "Make Every Day Earth Day!" were posted on Facebook and the Tip Boards in the Park on 22 April. Earth Day announcements were also made to visitors during entertainment shows and animal narrations to urge guests’ support on Earth Day and try to find some ways in our daily life to protect our planet!