What Seaflora is Doing World Oceans Day 2022
Besides being Seaflora’s official anniversary day, June 8th 2022 is World Ocean’s Day! Proposed by Canada in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio, World Ocean Day began in 2003. June 8th was officially recognized as World Ocean Day in 2008 by the United Nations General Assembly after a four-year on-site and online petition drive. Today, World Ocean Day provides resources and awareness about our shared ocean and works with youth on conservation efforts year-round. This World Ocean Day Seaflora Skincare is recognizing 22 years in business!
On June 18th we will be doing a Seaweed tour by donation with the International Seaweed Lady by donation. It’s a $20 suggested and 100% of the donations will go to The Georgia Strait Alliance for orca month!
Meet The Seaweed Lady and Founder of Seaflora Skincare!
How does Seaflora Work to Maintain our Ocean
Seaflora Skincare’s production facility is conveniently located not 5 km from our closest harvesting grounds on the traditional T’Sou-ke First Nations unceded territory. We continuously work to maintain a relationship with our local First Nations who allow us to sustainably hand-harvest our products’ main ingredient: seaweed!
Seaflora donates to 3 local not for profit that help preserve the land and sea on the west coast. The Ancient Forest Alliance helps preserve and protect our old growth forests which are essential to the habitat of local salmon and wildlife populations. The Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society works to restock and protect salmon spawning grounds, and in turn helps to sustain our endangered Orca pods. Additionally, The Georgia Strait Alliance helps track and protect these Orcas. Orcas are important apex predators who migrate between Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlottes. This biodiverse life found around our harvesting grounds is all connected to health of the seaweed we harvest. We are responsible for working to protect this wildlife in order to keep our oceans healthy!
Seaflora’s Sustainable Hand-Harvesting Techniques
Seaflora sustainably hand-harvests the seaweed used as the base of almost all our products. We give the seaweed what we like to call a haircut. This trimming leaves the reproductive parts of the seaweed intact allowing the pant to continue to grow throughout the season. Kelp is one of the most sustainable resources on earth. In the best conditions it can grow almost 2 feet a day. Check out our YouTube video below for a quick overview on how we harvest our local wild bull kelp!
Healthy choices = healthy planet. All it takes is some conscious thought, and a desire to learn about and implement small simple changes that eventually turn into noticeable results. Seaflora, sea results!