Just 5 weeks to Dive In!
sflumerfelt at coral.org
Tue Mar 12 15:28:51 EST 2002
[Apologies for cross-postings]
Dive In To Earth Day Reminder
Greetings again from Dive In To Earth Day headquarters! This e-mail is to
remind those of you who haven't yet organized a Dive In To Earth Day
activity, that Earth Day is coming up in just 6 weeks (April 22), so it's
time to start planning your activity now!
----- WHY SHOULD I ORGANIZE A DIVE IN ACTIVITY? -----
By organizing a Dive In activity, you will be part of a global effort to
raise awareness about the need to protect the world's oceans and marine
ecosystems. Your activity will also help at the local level by improving
the quality of the marine environment near you. Dive In is a great way to
get your local community involved in marine conservation, and it's a great
way for businesses to show clients that you care. It's easy, it's fun and
------ WHAT IS DIVE IN TO EARTH DAY? -----
Dive In To Earth Day is an international Earth Day celebration with marine
conservation activities taking place during the week of April 15-22 with a
common theme: to remind the public that over 70% of the planet is covered
by water and our marine resources need to be protected.
------ WHO CAN ORGANIZE A DIVE IN ACTIVITY? ------
Anyone can! It's easy. You don't have to be a diver and you don't have to
live on the coast. All you need is a love for the underwater world and some
Past organizers include dive shops and dive clubs, community groups,
non-profit organizations, teachers, students, scientists, aquariums, etc.
Joining the celebrations this year are celebrities and environmental heroes
such as Dr. Sylvia Earle, Leonardo DiCaprio, Stan Waterman and William
Shatner (see photos of our Host Committee at
----- WHAT KINDS OF ACTIVITIES ARE THERE? -----
Any marine-related conservation activity will do, whether it's cleaning
trash from a beach, installing a mooring buoy, or doing a presentation for
your local club or school.
Over 50 countries have signed up to Dive In over the past three years.
Examples of this year's activities include a fish count in Panama, a Sea
Turtle Benefit dinner in Guam, a children's art contest in Italy and a beach
cleanup in Bangladesh.
To look through this year's activities, click on the "Find an Activity" link
in the left navigation bar at: http://divein.coralreefalliance.org
For highlights from 2001 visit:
----- HOW DO I ORGANIZE A DIVE IN ACTIVITY? -----
The Dive In To Earth Day website has plenty of tools and resources to help
you organize your own Dive In Activity, such as tips for organizing an
underwater or beach cleanup, tips for installing mooring buoys, fun names,
and sample press releases. Just visit our "Tips for Organizers" page at:
* Be sure to add your activity to the Dive In website so that people in
your community can find your event. The more activities we have posted, the
more successful Dive In will be as it will show the world and the media that
people do care! The first 200 people to sign up will receive free posters.
To search through the list of activities, or to add your own activity, go to
http://divein.coralreefalliance.org and click on the "Find an Activity" or
"Add an Activity" links in the navigation bar on the left.
Don't forget to bring your camera to the Dive In activity, for a chance to
win great prizes in the First Annual Dive In To Earth Day Photo Contest!
For more information visit:
----- I CAN'T ORGANIZE AN ACTIVITY. CAN I STILL HELP OUT? -----
Yes! We also need people to participate in activities. Check out the
website closer to Earth Day to find an activity in your local community and
We also need help spreading the word about Dive In To Earth Day. You can
help out by:
- Posting the Dive In logo with a link on your website
- Forwarding this email to your colleagues, friends and family
- Supporting Dive In by purchasing Dive In t-shirts and posters
----- WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DIVE IN? -----
We all are! Dive In To Earth Day is a collaborative effort, bringing
together non-governmental organizations, scientists, dive shops, schools and
ocean lovers from around the world to help protect our planet's marine
Dive In To Earth Day was launched in 2000 to commemorate the 30th
anniversary of Earth Day. The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is once again
coordinating the event with the help of Dive Equipment and Marketing
Association (DEMA), Earth Day Network, International Coral Reef Action
Network (ICRAN), Project AWARE Foundation and West Marine, as well as
several Partner Organizations including Reef Environmental Education
Foundation (REEF) and Reef Check.
If you have any further questions, please contact divein at coral.org.
Thank you for Diving In To Earth Day!
Dive In To Earth Day Coordinator
The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL)
2014 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
Email: divein at coral.org
Toll-free number:1-888-CORAL REEF
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