My name is Kayleigh I moved to Rainham three years ago and as a local resident that has been interested and watched from the sidelines to many environmental issues over the past twenty years I want to actively make a difference to the town that I bring my children up in and also work.
What is our aims?
Green. That’s how we’d like the world to be
Rainham Eco Hub exists to bring together like minded groups, businesses and individuals to work together to tackle the global climate emergency locally.
What’s our History?
We haven’t been going long but we have been going fast!
Rainham Eco Hub was founded by Liz and Kayleigh in March 2020. This came about after discussions in the community of Rainham, around the grass verges that was being left to grow and the encouraging comments about the positive effects this would have on our local wildlife, also the increase in PPE since the start of the pandemic and the amount that was left discarded in our town. The Hub was formed online, and started very quickly to build the community of like minded people that cared about the environment and wanted to actively make some changes, we saw many of you doing litter licks on your daily walks, children making big hotels and bird feeders.
I’m Liz, I’ve worked with environmental charities since 2014 and in fundraising for 14 years. My interest in all things environmental is bourne out of an ever growing concern that as a species we are conditioned to a sense of limitless resources, cruelty through loss to habitats and a disposable culture.
Hello! My name is Kerry Briffitt and I am the Eco School’s Co-ordinator at Hempstead Junior School alongside my Teaching Assistant role. With the incredible support from staff and enthusiasm from the children, we have been able to be reach the Silver Award from Eco-School’s, England and are working towards gaining Green Flag status.