Shift Bristol began in 2010 with the first Practical Sustainability Course. We are a not for profit Community Interest Company, managed by a small but perfectly formed team of voluntary Directors. We’re passionate about sustainability, particularly the practicalities, economics, and social dynamics of community led responses to global problems. We’re also excited to be operating outside the bounds of ‘normal’ education and we love exploring an alternative learning environment where passion, creativity, collaboration, confidence and exploration are more important than ticking boxes and passing tests.

We work with over 40 amazing tutors, practitioners and experts on our courses. We act as a hub for sharing ideas between a range of disciplines and points of view. We collaborate with schools, community groups and organisations around the city and our ever expanding network gives us the opportunity to create some dynamic educational events.