ECO Action Network

Eastbourne

The COVID-19 pandemic brings more and more uncertainty to our lives. Beyond this the challenge of climate change continues, and our work carries on. We have plans to scale up our activities in the coming year and are working on several key projects that will be announced in the next few months.

In the meantime, it is important to follow the Government regulations and guidelines to protect the NHS and our more vulnerable citizens. The benefits of our work include less pollution and therefore cleaner air, a vital element in resilience and vulnerability to COVID-19.

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We hope that everyone stays safe and well.

We are Eastbourne ECO Action Network, based in the coastal town of Eastbourne in East Sussex. We are a Community Interest Company with a growing number of people and a reach to over 974 businesses, charities and social organisations locally who are united by the same goal – to turn Eastbourne carbon neutral by 2030 and to make it one of the best places to live in the UK. We are working in close collaboration with Eastbourne Borough Council, representing a fresh approach to engaged citizenship.

We have straightforward vision to achieve a carbon neutral town by December 2030
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Miles Berkley

Miles Berkley

Executive Director

Executive management, community engagement, strategic development

Miles creates concepts for the best human orientated solutions for sustainable social spaces. His clients include Google (KGX1 London) and DeepMind, Deloitte (1NSS Building in Holborn). A certified Scrum Master in Agile Management, and qualified in workplace conflict mediation. He is a co-founder of Make X Studios which takes large and complex technical projects and creates engaging communications strategies based on clear human needs via filmmaking, graphic design and digital transformation. He is also a director of TechResort CIC, a local digital inclusion social organisation, and co-producer of the AltPitch Arts and Technology Festival 2020.

Andrew Durling

Andrew Durling

Finance Director

Financial management, research, Climate Adaptation Group, Food Group

Joint Co-ordinator of Eastbourne & District Friends of the Earth. Friends of the Earth representative on Air Quality Partnership Eastbourne. Manager of Pevensey & Westham Community Forest Garden. Member of Steering Group on Eastbourne Food Partnership, Director of Plastic Free Eastbourne, Fellow of RSA. Andy has an interest in facilitating deep cross-community collaboration on climate action through the use of best practice social technology, supported by appropriate digital creative tech platforms.

Pauline von Hellermann

Dr Pauline von Hellermann

Education Director

Education & families, community engagement, Education Group, Carbon Capture Group

Pauline is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at Goldsmiths University, London, researching and teaching environmental anthropology and political ecology. She is currently a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow (2018-2021), doing a three-year research and writing project on palm oil. Inspired by youth climate strikers she set up a local parent climate action group in 2019 (now Eco Action Families Eastbourne) and, together with the EEAN education group, set up EcoEd2030, an eco-education resource-hub and support network for schools.

Roxana Caporicci

Project Director

Environmental Accreditation in business, corporate engagement, Workplace Group, Carbon Capture Group

A senior manager in a digital on demand business Roxana pioneered and implemented ISO14001 for her company, and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) registration, and is responsible for maintaining both in a dynamic and competitive market. She is now advising the company at group level regarding the certification of other locations in response to demand from their clients. Roxana is a long standing member of Eastbourne & District Friends of the Earth, and an active member of their Tree Group.

Anastasia Witts

Director of Communications

Press & communications, community engagement, digital strategy, website & social media

Anastasia has received a university degree in Slavic Linguistics and Philology alongside her music education. She combined teaching at the Druzhby Narodov University (PFUR) in Moscow with her management and consulting career in web-development and marketing. Working for the prominent Russian design agency Art. Lebedev Studio, she has contributed to the digital presence in Russia of several international corporations, such as Samsung, Nokia, Hewlett-Packard, Renaissance Capital and many more. Having moved to the UK in 2004, Anastasia has been a lecturer for Further Education developing and teaching Level 2 and 3 courses in Web Design, Graphic Design and Information Technology. In 2016 she founded Artist Digital, a digital communication agency supporting the creative sector and small businesses in their integration into the digital era. She is the Executive Producer for the AltPitch Arts and Technology Festival.

Adam Rose

Director

Analytics, training, IT & digital project delivery, Carbon Capture Group

Adam is a former secondary school maths and IT teacher, who taught in the UK and in Switzerland before returning to work in business. He’s been running his own successful consultancy for over 25 years, serving a number of multinational clients. Qualified in IT, teaching and marketing, Adam is equally at home delivering IT systems as designing and running training courses on both hard and soft skills. Among other things, Adam has written two coursebooks on personal resilience, is a qualified UK Athletics Level 2 coach, and speaks fluent French. He is a long-standing member of Greenpeace, as well as an active member of Eastbourne & District Friends of the Earth and of their Tree Friends group, with a special interest in Carbon Capture projects.

Will Callaghan

Director

Project management & delivery, digital strategy, community engagement

Will has worked in the digital industry for almost 20 years developing product and services for the public, private and third sectors. Past clients include Time Warner, Haymarket and three UK Government Departments. He worked for the UK Government Digital Service, and was instrumental in the shift of departments and agencies to GOV.UK. More recently, he has led digital transition work at Adur & Worthing Council, Brighton City Council and the London Borough of Croydon. As part of the Croydon work, he won two significant central government grants to pioneer code sharing between councils, saving the public sector significant time and money.  He is actively engaged in the local community, founding and running Eastbourne Can for several years. He continues to be a director of TechResort, which is working to make the town a great home for digital, tech and creative people. Will is a qualified Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner, and has a degree in Architecture. He uses Good Energy, recycles everything and doesn’t own a car.