Since August 2021, One Earth – One Ocean (oeoo) supports the Swiss badminton professional Joel König as its new main sponsor! Joel König is 26 years old and has been a member of the Swiss national badminton team since 2015, a multiple medallist at Swiss championships and Switzerland’s number 2 in the world rankings. He is currently among the top 200 in the world rankings and on his way he has already been present in over 50 countries around the world.
On his competition travels, Joel also gets to know different cultures, lifestyles and social forms off the court. Whether at competitions on the European continent, in large Hispanic-American cities, on the African west coast or in faraway Asia – Joel consistently follows his path as a professional athlete and this in a sport that is very widespread worldwide. His sporting goals are ambitious: he wants to qualify for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris and be the first Swiss to make it into the top 10 in Europe in men’s singles.
With Joel, we are delighted to have a public figure at our side who has already been committed to a responsible approach to nature and the entire ecosystem of our planet in the past. Our partnership with Joel König symbolises our goal to reach out to all people in all countries worldwide. Even in those countries that – like Switzerland – have no direct access to the sea at all, but are nevertheless indirectly part of the plastic waste cycle.
We are keeping our fingers crossed for Joel on his sporting journey and are proud of our new ambassador for One Earth – One Ocean e.V.!
Here’s to achieving our goal of ridding the world’s oceans of plastic together!
“I am very happy to have found a new main sponsor in One Earth – One Ocean, and at the same time to be able to make a small contribution to raising awareness of active conservation and preservation of the Earth as an ambassador for oeoo through this partnership.”
“It is imperative that we take care of planet Earth. We only have this one Earth to live on. As the world population increases, the sustainability of its management becomes all the more important and that is why this is an ethical issue for me. The earth is the source of so many wonderful things and everything we need to live. I think it is obvious that not only the preservation of our planet for all future generations should be a self-evident goal. I think that already our generation has to start making up for the failures of previous generations”
(Interview Caroline Huber for the platform of the FFHS Distance Learning University of Applied Sciences Switzerland, 27.07.2021)
“For the environment, I see the Corona crisis as an opportunity only if it makes everyone realising how vulnerable we are as individuals, but also as a society. There are many things that we cannot control: Natural disasters, the weather or even such viral diseases. So why not protect what we can at least influence as best we can before we deprive ourselves of our livelihoods?”
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