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Inspiring Future Generations

Our Only World was created to help restore the ocean’s health for future generations, so what better place to start than by inspiring children?

The charity is named after the brilliant song by composer and producer David Smart, Our Only World. Tina and David first discussed launching the charity with this inspirational song, commissioned for children, to raise awareness of the plastic pollution present in our oceans. In 2023, David helped us to finally release the charity single, Our Only World, and we’re so proud of the final result.

Several schools across North Cornwall and Guernsey took on the challenge of learning the song and performing it at various events with great success. A big thanks to Chantal Harrison and our generous sponsors GRG, Cazenove Capital, and the Red Carnation Group we were able to create a professionally recorded song and a music video. We hope it will have a major impact and inspire future generations to look after our precious oceans and minimise the impact plastic pollution has on our marine life.

Since then, the song has been recreated by schools across the world! Find more here.

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Children book: Yikesy Meets Gaia

In 2022, we launched a new book with author Beth Boon.

Written and illustrated by children, for children. Beth has worked with a local school to create the adventure tale of Yikesy Meets Gaia.

It is the story of an alien who follows a trail of plastic space junk to Earth where she finds more plastic than she’s ever seen. Join Yikesy and friends on their journey to help rid the beaches of plastic and save Earth!

Buy a copy of Yikesy Meets Gaia today. All profits go towards marine conservation.

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Working with other organisations

Save Our Bays was originally set up in February 2024 in response to several industrial scale seaweed farm applications in the South West of the UK.

As a result of their campaign, they began to support other coastal communities and their struggles against industrial development.

Save Our Bays are not against seaweed farming at all, their mission is about supporting the expansion of aquaculture projects, for the sake of the planet, and for the health and wellbeing of its people.

However, they do oppose the SIX industrial-sized farm development proposals that have recently emerged around the South West. Not only were the local communities and stakeholders not consulted at all, these farms would significantly impact the seabed in these areas, and pose a significant threat to the marine mammals, seabirds, crustaceans and fish that rely on these delicately balanced environments.

That is why Save Our Bays is pushing to protect our nearshore waters!

Save Our Bays

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