Eastbourne Borough Council has declared a climate emergency, and has set a target of 2030 for the town to be carbon neutral.
The Eastbourne ECO Action Network is a voluntary collective of local citizens and environmental groups, set up to work with the council towards achieving this goal. We want to do this both by finding ways to reduce emissions across the town, and by planting thousands of trees.
In Eastbourne, we’re especially affected by the loss of thousands of ash and elm trees to disease. So our ambitious goal is to at least double Eastbourne’s tree cover by 2030.
Within the ECO Action Network, the the Treebourne team (previously known as Carbon Capture) are focussed on getting trees planted, on both public and private land. We’re working with the council, and independently, to find sites - large and small - where we can plant trees. We’re also raising the money to buy them, enlisting the volunteers needed to plant them, and planning and managing the planting projects.