Carbon Capture Group

Eastbourne

HOW WE WORK

  • We identify public land suitable for large scale planting and rewilding projects, and seek to fund and resource those projects.

  • We are making urban greening projects possible that would otherwise be too costly.

  • We target private sector landowners, businesses and homeowners encouraging them to plant more on their land.

  • We are planning a community tree nursery that will supply high volumes of low cost UK native trees for both public and private sector planting.

  • We are working collaboratively with EBC and the South Downs National Park to ensure the best recovery from the devastating ash dieback disease that will cost us 100 000 trees.

  • We’re looking into developing offshore Carbon Capture of the underwater kelp forest.

We have over a dozen projects either underway or about to start. The highlights include:

  • Tugwell Park

    Our first large scale tree planting project on public land with EBC. Currently in funding and planning stage.

  • Eastbourne Station

    We’ve been working with Southern Rail on a project aimed at bringing a range of trees, shrubs and greenery to Eastbourne Station main concourse and surroundings.

  • Community Nursery

    We are actively searching for a suitable home for the community nursery that can supply trees to our planting projects over the next ten years.

  • Tree Coverage

    We are working on calculating a baseline for current tree cover in the local area against which we can track our progress.

Government Announces UK is Failing on CO2 Emissions

Eastbourne Borough Council, like many other local authorities, has committed to do all it can to reduce carbon emissions in the town to net-zero by 2030 and has declared a climate emergency. However, much of this cannot be achieved without Government initiatives. Their advisers this week are warning that the UK is falling behind on its own target to cut greenhouse gas emissions and risks an increase in CO2 emissions now that the COVID-19 lockdown is easing.

Read More »

Adam Rose

Group coordinator FotE Tree Group

Hazel Brent

FotE Tree Group

Jane Wilde

Jane Wilde

FotE Tree Group

To join the Carbon Capture Group, please email Adam Rose. Join ECO Action mailing list to receive news and information from EEAN.