OneAction was born in December 2011 as an independent, apolitical and non-profit association based in Geneva, Switzerland. Seeing one's potential for sustainable change, OneAction aims to encourage the transition from intention to action, accompanying individuals and communities on various empowerment projects.
Pura Vida 2, the ‘boat-cycle’ of our partner Hervé Neukomm, is afloat! After having been the first man to go down the whole Amazon river on a ‘boat-cycle’ named Pura Vida, Hervé settled down in Leticia, in the Colombian Amazon, where he is leading various environmental projects with his wife Adriana, founder of our partner NGO Hábitat Sur. This NGO works for sustainable development in the Amazon region through cultural initiatives, community development activities, as well as ecotourism projects and the construction of sustainable housing. In partnership with OneAction, Hábitat Sur has recently finalized the construction of a ‘boat-cycle’, or a watercraft driven by two cyclists. This social enterprise aspires not only to create jobs, but also to give the opportunity to the local youth to discover the beauty of the Amazon and to connect them to their environment. In doing so, we hope to encourage them to become better environmental advocates while keeping them away from drug trafficking activities. Discover the construction of Pura vida 2 by watching this video:
Planting a tree while sending a package? This is what Expedismart is offering in collaboration with OneAction! Our friends at Expedismart, a parcel shipping company based in Geneva and wishing to limit its environmental impact, are now offering the possibility to their clients to donate 1 CHF on each parcel shipped. This donation will automatically be doubled by Expedismart in order to plant a tree within the context of OneAction's reforestation project in Ecuador. We look forward to this new long term partnership that will contribute to multiplying the restoration of abandoned farmlands in one of the ten most biodiverse ecosystems in the world!
The first joint adventure of OneAction and Karuna-Shechen, culminating in Gabriela Montero's concert at the Victoria Hall last Sunday, was a great success! In front of nearly 1,000 people, the Venezuelan pianist passionately shared her immense talent as an interpreter. She then delighted the audience with her improvisations, as well as the sudden hilarious entrance of the suprise guest and brilliant violinist Aleksey Igudesman. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this wonderful achievement! See you next year! Discover below a video of the concert...