How long have you been volunteering with BFOE?
Since May 2015.
How did you first find out about BFOE and what made you get involved?
I found out about BOFE when I saw a volunteer campaigner role advertised on a website called Do-it which advertises different volunteering vacancies. I decided to get involved because I’m very interested in environmental issues and vegetarianism. Therefore, I felt that getting involved with BFOE would be the ideal volunteering opportunity for me, and I was right!
What do you do at BFOE?
I support our latest campaigns and initiatives. These have included a summer nature event, a fundraising barbeque and the arrival of the beehives. I assist with and promote these by searching for suitable locations, searching for new supporters or contacting existing ones and promoting events on social media.
What you you think is the most important environmental issue and why?
There are, of course, many environmental issues I think are important. However, the one closest to my heart is recycling. I have always felt passionately that it is important to use the earth’s resources well and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. I feel that this is the responsibility of all citizens and that is it something which can be achieved, or at least progressed towards, if we all take recycling seriously.
What’s your best green tip/advice?
Get to the point where you are so used to recycling that it is an automatic action rather than a chore.