How long have you been involved with BfoE?
I began volunteering as Campaigns and Communications Assistant in October 2015.
How did you first find out about BfoE and what made you decide to get involved?
I had been to the Warehouse Cafe and found out about BfoE from the literature in reception. I was looking for a comms role in a local NGO when I saw the vacancy at BfoE. I was already passionate about ethical and environmentally responsible living, so didn’t hestitate to put myself forward.
What do you do at BfoE?
Every week is different! I write blog posts and news articles, promote BfoE campaigns, write press releases, help with action days, make props, email councillors, create pages for the website…the list really is endless.
What do you think is the most important environmental issue and why?
Climate change is a very real and current global crisis that is already having devastating consequences. The scale and urgency of the issue is what makes it so important to me, and absolutely everyone has the power to help no matter how small their contribution.
What’s your best green tip/advice?
Before I moved to Birmingham I lived in the countryside where driving a car was essential. Living in Brum, and in most cities, comes with the luxury of good public transport. Ditch the car or taxi and hop on the bus, or even ditch the bus and cycle if you can!