About EcoCounts

We received charitable status from the UK Charities Commission in 2021, charity number 1196590.

EcoCounts has been set up to encourage people to feel able to go green, be more sustainable, be more environmentally friendly and reduce their carbon footprint as they go about their everyday lives, connecting in small groups of like-minded people. For some this is easy and for others harder, but doing it as a group offers not just access to advice and information but also support and encouragement.

Right now, we are recording our carbon footprints and other measures of our sustainability. In the future, we will create a personal carbon trading group, which has been shown to produce overall lower emissions than without.


Lydia Stamper has a background in human rights and policy evaluation, with an interest in climate resilience, adaptation, and community-led policy and public service design. She holds an MSc in Social Research Methods from the London School of Economics, and previously worked as a Fulbright Scholar in South Africa researching access to reproductive health services for internally displaced communities. Lidya has experience working with the Centre for Human Rights, the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, UN Women, and currently works on policy and public service design across Europe. She lives in London.

Kate Calvert studied English and French literature at Bristol University before working in Australia and travelling back through Asia. She has worked as a travel journalist and administrator and chairs the Better Archway Forum, a community group which works to improve planning decisions in the north of Islington. She is also on the committee of Tufnell Park Parents, a support group for around 1,000 local families. She is currently training in Systemic Constellations, a method for diagnosing and resolving issues in different fields.

Volunteer Contributions

Cat Etchart, Graphic Designer: logo, graphics. Website

David Ofili, Web Programmer: web design, layout

Nicole Fung @ Noran Design for the manifesto document design, composition & editing

Andrei Sas, Cinematographer: filming and video production @ andreisas.com


EcoCounts has an appointed safeguarding person who is responsible for dealing with any concerns about the protection of children / young people and vulnerable adults within each project.

The designated SP is: Adam Hardy (contact via [Encoded]). This person is supervised and supported by trustee Kate Calvert ([Encoded]).