How long have you been volunteering with BFoE?
I’m been helping out at BFoE for just over a year now!
What do you do here?
During the year, my role in BFoE has varied greatly. I started out as a stall volunteer throughout last summer. This involved working every couple of weeks on a stall promoting the ‘Let’s get Moving’ campaign. After the summer stall season drew to a close, I began working in the office instead. There I got involved in alliance building for LGM, general research for the new campaign and planning events. Currently, alongside Libby and John, I am heading up the new waste campaign: ‘Waste isn’t Rubbish!’ which is calling for a food waste collection service across Birmingham.
What do you like about working here?
The variety is the best thing! One day you could be volunteering on a stall and the next, planning a campaign.
What have you learnt from volunteering with BFoE?
That change can take a long time, as you may come up against various barriers, some unexpected! So persistent/patience is key!
What do you think is the most important environmental issue and why?
Recently, I learnt that the meat industry produces 5% more CO2 globally than the whole transport sector! Therefore, a globally reduction in meat/diary industry would really help to reduce the impact of climate change.
What’s your best green tip/advice?
I think one of the most useful things we can do as individuals is to eat fewer meat and dairy products. Not only is it healthier, it is also much better for the environment! However, my love for cheese can make this goal problematic!