Volunteer Spotlight

Ben Martin interviews Serafim Bakalis


How long have you been involved with BFoE?

Since January 2009 (it does not seem that long)


How did you first find out about BFoE and what made you decide to get involved?


I have always had an interest in environmental issues and realised that I could contribute towards a solution. Through my work at the University of Birmingham I am trying to provide long term solutions to some environmental problems, but I felt that it was not enough and some contributions towards short term solutions, with an impact on the local community, was required.


What do you do at BFoE?


As I have only recently joined, not very much. I try to help in petitions, contribute to discussions, do research when required… but hopefully more in the near future.


What is the best thing about BFoE?

They are a friendly bunch of people that care about the world


What do you think is the most important environmental issue and why?

The fact that we have not realised that the Earth has limited resources. Greed will effectively cause irreversible damage to the Earth.


What’s your best green tip/advice?

Think before you act…