The Beach Co-op was born from our desire to do something for the ocean that gives us so much. In 2015, a group of volunteers started gathering at Surfers Corner in Muizenberg to clean waste, much of it plastic, that was accumulating along the rocky shoreline. This impromptu movement has grown into a dedicated non-profit organisation on a mission to build ocean communities that care.
Our mission is to effectively connect people, institutions and organisations through evidence-based education and experiential learning to keep South Africa’s beaches clean and healthy and to protect and enhance ocean health.
A DEDICATED ALL-WOMEN TEAM WITH EXPERIENCE IN BOTH ACADEMIA AND ADVOCACY
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
and water resource management. For the last five years she has been working at the intersection of urban resource flows, natural ecosystem function and social context within the broader aim of urban resilience. Ffion is also currently affiliated to the African Climate Development Initiative (ACDI) as a postdoctoral researcher working on projects related to groundwater in rapidly growing South African cities.
DR FFION ATKINS,
Co-founder and Director
Co-Founder and Director
Dr Nicole Martin,
STRATEGY & PLANNING
DR PETER RYAN