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Sara Hill

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About Sara

The first 10 years of my professional career developed my knowledge of natural resource management in the rural sector with a catchment based focus. The following 15 years running a business have developed my flexibility, adaptiveness and capacity to implement creative outcomes with diverse collaborators.

My business goal is to bring together people, ideas, technology and a sense of place to create sustainable, regenerative, healthy and vibrant homes, businesses and communities. My work over the last 15 years has focussed on fostering sustainability in homes and within my local community through project work with a variety of clients.

I cofounded the Synergize Hub collaborative workspace in Bendigo (see below) and I have also actively volunteered with local environmental and sustainability groups.

Experience

My business, Connect Sustainability is a consultancy which works collaboratively with individuals and groups to envision and enact ecologically regenerative life and business choices.

Connect Sustainability  was based at Synergize Hub from 2012 till 2016 where I was part of the group of motivated, inspired and skilled professionals working within a coworking environment. Synergize Hub continues to provide high quality office facilities for micro businesses in Bendigo.

I have worked as an independent sustainability consultant to private companies, NGOs, government and welfare agencies.

Key skills: Project initiation, management and creative problem solving, taking ideas to reality, research, writing, listening and community engagement.

Key engagements

Climate of Change Project Coordinator, BREAZE
Consultant, St Lukes Anglicare
Consultant, Bendigo Access Employment
Team Leader, Centre for Land Protection Research
Project Officer: Remote Sensing and GIS for Land Management, Keith Turnbull Research Institute, DPI

Volunteer Contributions

Volunteer, Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden, Eaglehawk Primary School
Artefacts and Implements cataloguing, Bunjil Park Aboriginal Culture and Education Centre
Garden Facilitator, Eaglehawk Community House
 Founding Committee Member, Bendigo Sustainability Group
Secretary, Bendigo Community Farmers Market
Member and Secretary, Eaglehawk Environment Group

Honors & Awards

Mining and Metallurgical Bursary Fund Award
Bachelor of Science, Honours 1st Class, Monash University
Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Associate Fellow, School for Social Entrepreneurs

Recent Initiatives

Go & Grow Gardens
Synergize Coworking Hub Bendigo