Joe Peacock interviews Panna Amliwala
How long have you been involved with BFoE?
For just over a month now.
How did you first find out about BFoE and what made you decide to get involved?
I’ve known about them for a while because I used to walk past the building when I was in town. I just wanted to do something that would have a positive effect and contribute to some of the great things BFoE do, so I contacted them to find out about volunteering.
What do you do at BFoE?
I’ve taken charge of organising this year’s In Town Without My Car Day for Birmingham FoE. I’m doing some of the planning, research and developing marketing materials. Soon I’ll be distributing this and getting feedback from the companies and organisations we’re targeting. When I’m in the Warehouse I help out with anything, including doing reception and putting up displays.
What do you think is the most important environmental issue and why?
I’ve always been interested in transport as it’s so much a part of everyday life for people and has a big effect on business. Due to my studies I’m also really interested in business ethics and corporate social responsibility, so it’s great that I’m doing a project that involves both of those.
What’s your best green tip/advice?
Take part on 22nd September, leave your cars at home and help us change transport in Birmingham for the better by getting involved.