Joe Peacock interviews Richard Sagar

How long have you been involved with BFoE?

For almost two years.

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

Not long after I graduated I attended Birmingham Volunteer Centre (BVSC) looking to get involved in an environmental NGO. As a result of this I attended my first meeting the following Monday and have continued to be active ever since.

What do you do at BFoE?

I’m one of the current joint Campaigns Co-ordinators. Having previously been Chair of the Energy and Climate Change Group, I help decide on the organisational strategy of the group – looking at how many campaigns we run, when we hold meetings and what type of events we put on. I do agendas for meetings, but also I like going out and doing stalls where I actually get to speak to people.

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

I believe climate change is not just the most important environmental issue, but the most important issue that we face. This is for the most part due to the multi-faceted nature of the political challenges that result from it.

What’s your best green tip/ advice?

Corny obvious answer: Become an active member of BFoE by attending Monday meetings and looking to get involved in campaigns.

Less obvious answer: Write to and meet with your political representatives to ensure they have the political will to deal with the challenging environmental issues we confront.