Steve Taylor is an environmentalist and economic development advisor who specialises in developing and implementing sustainability projects. Well known for his work with music festivals, he has been Sustainability Manager for events such as T in the Park, Lake of Stars Festival Malawi, Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games Festival 2014 and Stornoway’s HebCelt festival, securing Greener Festival awards for each event.
He has provided award winning work reducing greenhouse gas emissions for schools, sports clubs, business and community groups. With projects ranging from an environmental review of the African Cup of Nations Football tournament in Ghana, to the development of a community allotments project in Glasgow, he has helped reduce carbon footprints for over 100 projects. He is currently leading the innovative Recycling Bike food waste collection which composts restaurant waste in a zero CO2 manner in Scotland. He has secured over €100m in grant funding for local and international projects.
In 2014 Steve won the inaugural Glasgow Green Champion award and in 2013 won both the Sports Council for Glasgow’s volunteer of the Year award and the East Renfrewshire Small Business of the Year award. He has been shortlisted for eight other awards in 2015/16.