Sarah Bray (Campbell)
My skills are in research, analysis and engagement, and I apply them across a range of environmental and sustainability initiatives. I work in climate change adaptation, industrial ecology and sustainability strategy.
My favourite projects are those where I can use the best available science to develop and implement robust solutions to enhance the sustainability of organisations and communities. Having worked in the government, private and not-for-profit sectors, I enjoy bringing together my knowledge of environmental policy and regulation, stakeholder engagement and project management to drive multi-faceted projects.
I love taking on new challenging and pioneering projects where we are testing the boundaries. A few examples of these projects include:
- University of Sydney’s Green Office Toolkit – we developed a suite of materials, including posters stickers and an information toolkit, that communicate the campus’ sustainable initiatives to staff and students, as well as the value of following such practices. The Green Office Toolkit will allow staff members to build a sustainable campus by developing efficient and smart office practices that range from recycling to procurement and energy conservation.
- The Sydney Industrial Ecology Network – a NSW EPA program to divert waste from landfill and create new models of business where by products are reused efficiently.
- ‘200 Stories’ – a NSW EPA project divert waste from 200 SMEs through waste audits and behaviour change programs.
- Lake Macquarie Resilient Housing – Guidelines to assist developers, homeowners and the council to develop houses more resilient to flooding and rising lake levels through practical design and construction
I have an excellent network spanning industry, government and the not-for-profit sectors. My passion to improve environmental outcomes is enhanced through my ongoing volunteer work on the NSW Division Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) Committee for seven years, including roles as the Secretary and most recently the President. As part of my role as President, I drove the divisional strategy to ensure sustainable and equitable management of the environment through excellence in environmental practice, by running professional development opportunities and providing input on policy initiatives.
In Wellington (NZ) I completed my undergraduate degrees in a Bachelor of Science majoring in Marine Biology, Ecology and Biodiversity and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Media Studies. In 2010 I competed a Masters in Environmental Science and Law at the University of Sydney.
I work in sustainability because I believe in building a world where we can live in balance with our surrounds, resources and people. Working in sustainability allows me to contribute to catalysing this change and in working towards a net positive impact.
I love to spend time in the water, craft new things from old and explore new places with my family.