ECO Action Network


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 network of 55 people with a reach to over 974 businesses, charities and social organisations locally. 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
Have we achieved carbon neutral Eastbourne?
  • Action 1

    Pushing for real community and council led infrastructure change

  • Action 2

    Boosting the delivery of practical high impact local projects

  • Action 3

    Encouraging action & behaviour changes within the community

Miles Berkley

Miles Berkley

Executive Director

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

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 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


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. Pauline is also the coordinator of Parents for Future Eastbourne, a global parent network that formed in March 2019 in response to the millions of youth climate strikers around the world demanding immediate climate action from their parents generation, before it is too late. 

Roxana Caporicci

Project Director

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.