How long have you been involved with BFoE?
II first came along about 5 months months ago and I’ve been coming in regularly since then.
How did you first find out about BFoE and what made you decide to get involved?
I found out through the finding website and reading about what Birmingham Friends of the Earth does there. I was looking for a job and thought that volunteering here would help me get some experience. It’s a great place because it feels safe and it feels like home – I’ve learnt a lot here. I’d definitely like to keep volunteering at least a day a week for as long as I can now.
What do you do at BFoE?
I’m a bookkeeping assistant, so I make sure that all the data is put on the computers, I deal with financial transactions, petty cash and reconciling the accounts. I also cover reception when I need to and I do whatever I can to help out.
What do you think is the most important environmental issue and why?
For me it would be that we only have one planet, so we need to stop wasting resources. There are some communities in Birmingham who still don’t understand the importance of recycling and just throw things in the bin. We need to educate them to think about the planet and not create rubbish.
What’s your best green tip/ advice?
One easy thing is to go paper-free as much as possible. Computers mean we can do lots of things by email now and don’t have to print everything off and send it through the post.