{Eco-Inspirations} World Oceans Day

Is there anything more inspiring than standing on the edge of an ocean and marveling at its beauty? Vast, stunning, and mysterious – these massive water pools are the key to life on Earth. Besides directly sustaining so many organisms, our oceans also produce the majority of oxygen on the planet, regulate our climate, and feed the mouths of a plethora of species.

That’s why it’s so important to stop and meditate on the importance of keeping the world’s oceans safe and clean. And though World Oceans Day is over, (it was this past Friday) we can still marvel at the riches of these mega-ecosystems for weeks, months and years to come if we learn to steward what we have now.  This beautiful slideshow from TreeHugger with photos by Brian Skerry will inspire you to take action.

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Pierogi Picnic – who has written posts on Eco Etsy.
Lydia Krupinski is the avid upcycling mad-woman behind popular Etsy shop Pierogi Picnic. When she's not busy fantasizing new ways of using old threads, Lydia can be found wrangling volunteers and fosters for Chicago’s oldest and most respected animal welfare organization – The Anti-Cruelty Society. And should you be lucky to catch her on a day off, you'll probably find her canoodling with one of her four rescue pets, crafting up new eco-tutorials, exploring the city by bike, reading along the lakefront or resting in her urban homestead.