Julien Pritchard interviews Emily Williams

How long have you been volunteering with BFoE?

4-5 months.

What do you do here?

I am currently working on the Citizen Science program. This involves teaching primary school children about air pollution and setting up an investigation to measure it in their area.

What do you like about working here?

It is refreshing to meet so many people that care about the environment and are willing to give up their free time to do something about the world’s problems.

What have you learnt from volunteering with BFoE?

A lot! As the group care about so many different issues, there is usually something new to learn about at the General Meeting. In particular, I knew very little about the issue of fracking for shale gas before I joined. I have also developed a whole range of new skills.

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

Climate Change because the potential consequences of sea-level rise, temperature increases and extreme weather conditions could be/will be catastrophic. Frighteningly, we are already seeing the impacts of climate change so this issue requires urgent action.

What’s your best green tip/advice?

When you’re at the supermarket, think about where your food has come from and how it was produced. Moreover, just because a supermarket says something is “sustainable” doesn’t mean it is.