A monthly update to inspire collaborative youth leadership and action for our blue planet
Monthly Youth Organization Spotlight

Straw Patrol is a Portuguese ocean awareness initiative aiming to educate and contribute to a cleaner, healthier planet. As a volunteer-based project, since early 2016 Straw Patrol has been delivering talks at schools and public events, organizing coastal cleanups and working together with municipalities to implementation of new regulations that prevent plastic pollution.
What started from the hands of a single marine biology student has expanded to include other students and graduates. The project continually involves students on the team, making this a project lead by and for youth.
Learn more about Straw Patrol here.
Find out about many other leading youth organizations here and if there is an organization you would like us to spotlight, please contact us!
Apply to join the World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council!
Special opportunity for youth, ages 16-24, from all countries!
Deadline to apply is 31 July 2021.
Make sure your event is counted!

If you participated in a World Ocean Day event last month, please make sure the event is registered here! We want to promote all youth-led and youth-focused events on the world event map and in the upcoming World Ocean Day 2021 Annual Report! Even if the event has already happened, we want to make sure you're counted!

Once you register your event it will appear on the global event map and we will also be able to promote and amplify it on the World Ocean Day social media platforms!
Connect with Muskan!
Meet all Council Members
Meet the World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council
Muskan Lamba
Muskan Lamba is a 21 year old economics graduate from Delhi University in India. She comes from a research background in the social sciences, with a passion for social justice and equity, and believes that humanizing the seas by integrating the arts and humanities into ocean literacy is crucial.

Over the last three years, she has worked in environmental sustainability in three diverse roles: as the Head of Research & Development at Enactus Miranda House, a social entrepreneurship society under Enactus India; as the college representative for ECHO, which focuses on ‘SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production’ with WWF-India; and now as a Council member.

Additionally, Muskan derives tons of power and value from community and loves to indulge in music, stories, cinematography and mental health advocacy.
Rise Up! Webinar
This month's Rise Up webinar is celebrating Plastic-Free July with the Bahamas Plastic Movement, a youth-led organization based out of the South Eleuthera, Bahamas that focuses on reducing plastic pollution.

Join us as we talk about small and bigger actions you can take to reduce your plastic footprint (and how you can encourage others to do the same)!

Register below for more details!
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
Here are a few ways you can get more informed and involved:

Contact us if you'd like us to promote your upcoming event or opportunity!
This monthly update aims to support youth-focused organizations and emerging leaders by connecting and empowering youth across the globe with opportunities for positive action. It reaches subscribers in 150 countries and is part of a radically collaborative initiative to create a better future. Powered by the collective action of all, together we can grow a movement for a more equitable, sustainable and healthy blue planet!