Manly is a community that thrives on living by the coast. Over 85% of visiting tourists come to Manly to see our beaches. From both a business and cultural perspective, the ocean is an integral part of tourism and the lifestyle in the Manly area.
The ‘Sustainable Organisations of Manly’ (SO Manly) is a community-driven network of businesses, organisations and individuals that are working together to build a Manly that fuses the local economy with the protection of the ocean and the environment.
Our mission is to build a collective voice within the Manly community who recognise that the stuff we buy, sell and consume has an incredible impact on the health of our planet.
We believe that recognising our intrinsic connectedness to nature will help us make better consumer choices. We strive to continually educate the broader community, and ourselves because we love where we live and this stuff matters!
Two heads are better than one, and a whole community is better than just two heads! We work with everyone, from big businesses to individuals. We host events and workshops regularly, so keep an eye on our events page to see what’s coming up.