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The Only One platform is a new home for stories, solutions, and community action to protect the ocean, tackle the climate crisis, and help fuel the movement for a more just, equitable planet.

Cover: Shawn Heinrichs
We are all in this together

More than ever, it’s clear how interconnected we all are. What happens in one part of the world impacts the fate of people and nature everywhere, both now and stretching far into the future. The climate emergency, the Covid-19 pandemic, species loss, and environmental injustice are all interconnected, and we have to address them together.

Divers and a manta ray swimming among plastic in Bali · Shawn Heinrichs
We know some of us are impacted more than others

The global crises we are facing today impact us all, but not equally. Caring for people and the planet demands a new spirit of collaboration, centered on justice and equity, and with a renewed commitment to those of us who are disproportionately affected.

Aunty Ivy Smith, Māori cultural healer from New Zealand · Shawn Heinrichs
We believe the ocean is a powerful force

We need a new vision for our shared future, one that challenges our understanding of even the most familiar subjects, including the ocean. Pushed to the brink of collapse, the ocean still has the power to be an extraordinary solution, helping to temper the effects of planetary warming, provide food and sustenance for the Earth’s growing population, and heal the planet as we heal our communities.

Mangroves offering protection to the coastline in southwest Madagascar · Blue Ventures
We share space with everyone

Only One was founded in 2019 by SeaLegacy and Blue Sphere Foundation, organizations committed to harnessing the power of media and technology to create and amplify stories that inspire action to protect the ocean, the planet, and each other. Built by a small team at the Only One Collective, the platform is a shared space, home to stories and solutions from people of all backgrounds and organizations of all types.

We have only one planet and only one ocean, and there is only one way to do this: Together.
Coral Gardeners education program in Moorea, French Polynesia · Cristina Mittermeier

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