Joe Peacock interviews Matt Keys

How long have you been involved with BFoE?
For about 6 months now.

How did you first find out about BFoE and what made you decide to get involved?
I found BFoE online after I’d been reading Heat by George Monbiot and had become eager to do something. I searched for what there was in Birmingham, found the website and thought I’d come along to see what I could do. The rest is history.

What do you do at BFoE?
I’ve recently taken over running the 20’s plenty campaign, so I help decide on the strategy for that and prepare things with Anne who’s been working on it during the day. I paint signs and things for when we’re doing street stalls and they’re needed. I’ve also made a few videos.

What do you think is the most important environmental issue and why?
I’d say the most important thing is how we provide energy for our world as we realise the amount of fossil fuels, especially oil, is reducing and we can’t sustain the levels of carbon emissions we have at the moment.

What’s your best green tip/advice?
Buy more jumpers for the winter and get outside more in the summer.