Richard Watson is a founder of ESC. He was awarded the OBE in 2016 for services to the community of Sussex. Previously he worked at the Environmental Change Institute in Oxford. He is a director of the Schools Energy Co-op and Community Energy South.
Julia is a trained landscape architect and visual artist. As well as being the Green Party parliamentary candidate for Hastings and Rye, she is an active divestment campaigner and helped establish the Sustainable Transport Forum for Hastings.
Kate has worked for various NGOs for the past 13 years on campaigns focusing on fair trade, climate change and poverty. Alongside this Kate has been active in grassroots campaigning for the green movement. Favourite low carbon action: Working with school children to make a GIANT bobble hat for a home energy campaign as part of the Cardiff Transition Towns project.
Heidi Foster has had a varied work life. Apart from owning a bookshop she has worked as a Mental Health Social Worker, was Manager of a homeless Centre in England, was a Counsellor in the USA for young people and has been active in voluntary organisations as treasurer and advocate in the community. Her major objectives are justice, equality and helping with carbon reduction and fighting fuel poverty.
Sarah is a graphic designer and has worked in the non profit sector for over 20 years. She is Chair of Transition Town Hastings and a divestment campaigner. Favourite low carbon action: creating a community garden.
Karmen’s background is in Property Management, where she has worked with Private Landlords, Housing Associations, Right to Manage Companies and Property Developers. She is currently involved in an ongoing development in the High Weald, which aims to create a sustainable mixed-used, woodland centre. She is also a qualified Counsellor, who has worked and volunteered locally.
Anton recently completed his Environmental Studies degree. He previously worked with community land trusts to develop projects for affordable housing, job creation and maintaining green spaces. He is now engaged mainly in Outreach activities for ESC and maintains the social media outlets.