The ocean needs our help. Its health is fundamental to the preservation and flourishing of life on Earth — and as with all things that sustain us, we must join forces to protect it.
By advocating for our beliefs, uniting all perspectives, and championing representation, we can ensure its survival, establishing it as a diverse, equitable space that we can treasure for generations to come.
“The Little Mermaid” is the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea and, while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden from interacting with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy.
It’s time to celebrate the beauty of the ocean: with inspiration, together we can make waves.
To celebrate the launch of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Ocean Bottle has created a limited-edition One World, One Ocean bottle. More than just a water vessel, this bottle’s vibrant blue colour represents the ocean, its marine life and the people who help nurture it.
Every Ocean Bottle sold stops the equivalent of 1000 plastic bottles from reaching the ocean.
The One World. One Ocean campaign sees Ocean Bottle, Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Swim England come together to challenge some of the barriers that prevent people in the UK from learning to swim.
Ocean Bottle and Disney will contribute to Swim England to help train new swimming teachers over the next three years, providing over 16,000 swimming lesson opportunities with the aim of providing better community inclusion at swimming pools across the country.
A celebration of diverse voices, meet the creators and communities behind our One World. One Ocean. campaign.
Recognised governing body for swimming in England
Swim England is the national governing body for swimming, artistic swimming, diving and water polo. Their mission is to make sports and activities accessible, inclusive and safe for everyone; helping people learn to swim and enjoy the water safely.
Today, approximately one quarter of 11 year olds can’t swim – almost doubling for children from some ethnically diverse communities and for those from areas of greater deprivation.
Ocean Bottle and Disney will contribute to Swim England to help train new swimming teachers over the next three years, providing over 16,000 swimming lesson opportunities with the aim of providing better community inclusion at swimming pools across the country.’
Julia is a freelance writer and founder of Sneakers by Women. As a curious creative and sporty girl, you’ll find her telling stories about the nuanced details of a sneaker design, or plunging into her local pool.
A pioneering swim community, whose mission is to create a new type of swimmer and use the water to improve mental well-being. Founded in the summer of 2013, Swim Dem’s mission has always been to get more people swimming, make the sport more inclusive, less solitary, and a lot more social.
Much of what Swim Dem do is about personal development and self-affirmation, using swimming as a tool to empower people.
“The ocean is for everyone, and now more than ever, the ocean is in need everyone.”
Marine ecologist, science communicator and ocean advocate
Alannah Vellacott is a marine ecologist, science communicator, and ocean advocate from The Bahamas. Alannah grew up with the ocean as the backdrop to her childhood which bloomed into a passion for ocean exploration, research, education and outreach, and advocating for marine protection and diversity within the ocean space.
Combining her love of the ocean and her years of experience as a scuba diver and working in the marine sciences, and ecosystem education and outreach Alannah carries with her this message, “The ocean is for everyone, and now more than ever, the ocean is in need everyone.”
Adventurer, Producer, and founder of Ubuntu Productions
Bola is a Creative Producer and global adventurer. Bola brings to life stories through video and film, and has documented her own experience learning to surf.
Bola is founder of Ubuntu Productions; a media production company dedicated to inspiring their audience through content and stories from around the world, with an emphasis on humanity, equality, and diversity.
TV Personality. Science Communicator. Ocean Advocate.
Danni Washington is a world-renowned television host and science communicator. She is the is the first African-American woman to host a nationally broadcast syndicated science television series and has hosted a wide variety of STEM shows.
Danni continues to educate youth on the importance of ocean conservation, STEM innovation and environmentalism using mediums that acutely connect science, arts and media. Her simplification of what is at stake with our planet makes her a mainstay in conservation and STEM advocacy.