Every June 11th people around the world wear a red cap in honor of Jacques Yves Cousteau, who inspired people of all ages to love and protect the ocean. We hope that you will join our fellow ocean organizations the World Ocean Network, Nausicaa, The World Ocean Observatroy, and the Lighthouse Foundation this year and wear a red cap for the ocean. Visit the official site or find CapRouge on Facebook!
Cap Rouge Day was first celebrated in 2010, on what would have been the 100th birthday of Jacques Cousteau. Jacques Yves Cousteau was probably the single most influential ocean personality during the last 100 years bringing the wonders, mysteries and fascination of the marine environment to the attention of a broad, world wide public. He has inspired generations of kids, divers, journalists, filmmakers, scientist’s even politicians through his films and series. As spectators of the expeditions we got to know what is out there and the stories made us curious for more and kindled passion for this silent world.
Today much of the diversity depicted by Cousteau is already gone.
So it is high time to act – individually and collectively – for the future of our blue planet.
To make a first simple step we can do something, we can show that we care.
We can wear a red cap, at least one day, at least at captain Cousteau’s birthday.