About Us

Grassroots action, global change

At Eco Essex, we are committed to helping individuals, families, schools and businesses make informed changes for a greener future.

Since 2018, Eco Essex have been serving the local community, and beyond, with practical tips and advice, and sharing everything we know about sustainability. Through a combination of free resources, recommendations, and our great-value courses and mentoring, we are committed to helping you on your eco journey, whether you’ve already made some changes to your lifestyle or are starting out.

We won’t pretend to know it all – because we don’t, no one does. What we will do, though, is help you to broaden your knowledge, increase your options of affordable environmentally-friendly alternatives, connect you with like-minded people
and keep you informed about the things that really matter.

We invite you to join our community as, together, we can make a difference to our planet’s future if
we educate ourselves and take action.


Hannah Dalton

Hi, I’m Hannah; one of the founders of Eco Essex. 

I have always been environmentally conscious, my parents have always taught me to recycle, and consider the environment. But when I was expecting my first daughter I really started to worry about the state of the world I was leaving to her. I started with cloth nappies, and everything has come from there!  

Eco Essex was founded by myself and Sam in October 2018.  It started as a group for a few like minded mums to talk and evolved into something much better. We realised we could really have an impact and help people around Essex live a more sustainable life. My particular passions are education, everyday living, and sustainable sanitary products.

I’ve run ‘Intro to sustainable living’ workshops for the local authority, teaching new parents how to live a more environmentally-conscious life, and I’ve really enjoyed running sustainable sanitary workshops for youth and community groups.

I love the work I do for Eco Essex and really have a passion for helping others make sustainable changes!

Outside of Eco Essex, I am a lucky mum of two beautiful Daughters. I work part time for a Bank in the city, and when I’m not working I love travelling the UK with my family. After many years of camping, this year we invested in a camper van, allowing us to travel the country whilst continuing to live our eco lifestyle

Sam Pitman

Hi, I’m Sam; the other founder of Eco Essex.

I thought I was doing a good job at being eco-friendly; we’d had a Hybrid car for ten years, solar panels, and I used cloth nappies with my children. But after chatting to Hannah and other friends, it soon became apparent that there was sooo much more that we could all do.

Outside of my Eco Essex role, I home educate my 3 young children, run Rochford Party Kit Hire business and work part time as an Occupational Therapist, so life is pretty busy! It is through my background as an Occupational Therapist that I have two decades of experience of supporting people to reach their personal goals and therefore, enjoy optimising this to support individuals and businesses through my mentoring and mini courses.

Although I am passionate about all things eco, I have a keen interest in supporting small businesses to make positive environmental and ethical choices which I do through personalised, small business mentoring. 

I’m also keen on supporting the education of our future generations through Sustainable Fundraising meetings for PTAs, and am heavily involved with my own local group, whilst supporting admins from the other Essex groups should they seek it.