Sustain-Live is a sustainable development change agency based in Bristol, England. For businesses, organisations and social enterprises who want to implement sustainability programmes but don’t have the in-house capacity and skills available.
We work with you to become more sustainable through developing and delivering amazing projects, partnerships and events which meet your business or organisational needs. Sustainability change management solutions which are delivered through a mix of projects, facilitation, training and workshops. Services are also available via webinar and skype.
Traci Lewis – Projects, Partnerships & Business Development
Hi I’m Traci Lewis, founder and director of Sustain-Live. I have been working as a sustainable development professional for the past twenty years, on many different delivery programmes in south west England, working with a diverse range of respected partners, inc; Duchy College, Plymouth City Council, Plymouth University, Soil Association. I am also an advisor for international sustainable development NGO The Natural Step.
These programmes have been developed from the initial concept, partnership and funding, through to the strategy, management, communication, marketing and final project delivery. These include; organic certification systems; a national social enterprise network; an EU partnership for the economic development of local food; a city-wide Plymouth food partnership, which helped establish the national Sustainable Food Cities network.
I am fortunate at Sustain-Live to still work with a fantastic group of people who I have developed sustainability initiatives with during this time. Together we have an impressive combined experience and skill-set, importantly we all enjoy working together and get good results. We draw on our experience, along with the latest methods and innovations; to provide tailored, creative and affordable solutions for your business or organisation. We are also connected to a UK-wide network of experienced sustainability consultants with whom we collaborate.
Alison Belshaw – Community development
Alison is a professional and committed co-ordinator, facilitator, trainer and project manager working in the environmental field for more than 20 years. With a proven track record of community, organisations and business needs and implementing change and improvements through partnership working, reporting directly to Chief Executives, Senior Management and Boards of Directors.
Most recently Alison has project managed the creation of a community-owned social enterprise, The Community Farm, outside Bristol; from the initial concept to implementation, through fundraising, business and strategic planning and developing partnerships. Additional experience comes from being a trained Trainer and having designed and run courses for; more than 600 National Trust staff on sustainable food, organisations wanting to deliver waste, to recycling services with the community sector. Alison has a wealth of experience to offer on organisational change and staff and stakeholder engagement.
Bonnie Hewson – Project manager
Bonnie has ten years of experience in managing projects, partnership programmes and stakeholder relationships across a number of fields, including cultural heritage and the arts, community engagement, environmental and eco-tourism sectors. For the past 6 years Bonnie has been closely involved in a number of projects focused on creating productive, fair, sustainable and resilient local food systems and has gained valuable experience in facilitation and engagement in diverse settings.
Bonnie has worked at local, regional and national scales and considers them all equally important. She started out in Brixton planning and developing Food and Growing projects as part of their Transition initiative and continues to work with local organisations in Bristol. At a national level Bonnie has worked for the Soil Association managing their Community Supported Agriculture programme, with a small team of regional advisors and a £1million budget, as part of the Making Local Food Work partnership. Bonnie has also worked for Sawday’s and Wildscreen developing special projects, for Resource Futures on their national Community RePaint Network, and for Lambeth Council of establishing their internal carbon emission indicators.
“When I’m not working I am on my allotment or cooking, knitting a jumper or reading a book. I hold a first in History and Archaeology (York) and a PhD in Heritage (UCL); I also have a Diploma in Environmental Conservation and have done courses in bushcraft, permaculture and farming with working horses. I’m interested in all sorts of things and love making unexpected connections between them – such as knitting my allotment as part of the City of Briswool community arts project”
Steve Marriott – Sustainability Consultant
An Associate of Sustain-Live and a freelance sustainability professional. Steve has worked in the sustainability and environmental field for over 27 years, in the urban and rural public sector. Over that time Steve has been fortunate to work on a variety of policy environmental policy and strategic initiatives. At Northavon District Council he helped develop an Environmental Policy in response to the Friends of the Earth Charter for the Environment in 1989.
At Woodspring District Council/North Somerset Council Steve worked on the development of; the Recycling Plan in 1993, Environmental Strategy in 1995, Local Agenda 21 Strategy and Climate Change Strategy in 1999.
From 2004 to March 2014 he was the Sustainable Communities/Sustainability Manager for Bristol City Council with a team of up to 12 people working on corporate policy development, climate change, sustainable communities, sustainable buildings and land-use, food and communication and education.
“I am pleased to say that some of this work has been recognised on the international stage. In 2014 Bristol was awarded European Green Capital 2015 and the city is also one of the Rockefeller Foundation 100 Resilient Cities.
Outside of work I am a passionate adventure sports enthusiast, particularly rock climbing, and have been able to promote sustainable adventure sport activities through a not for profit company Eco-Adventure Sports (2001-2007) and the Access, Conservation and Environment Group of the British Mountaineering Council from 2006-2010. I hold a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from UMIST and a PGCE (Bristol).”
Would you like help developing a sustainability programme or project for your business or organisation?
Contact Sustain-Live today to find out how you can be part of the solution. We help you develop and integrate sustainability and CSR strategy and solutions which are right for your business. Free initial consultation provided. Competitive day rates offered, as well as bespoke projects developed to meet your objectives and budget.
We look forward to hearing from you, to discuss how we can help.
07870 268 654