Kara Moses interviews Sulafa Ahmed
How long have you been involved with BFoE?
I first came along about four months ago when I attended a Monday meeting, but have been volunteering with BFoE since March.
How did you first find out about BFoE and what made you decide to get involved?
I found out about BFoE when I was looking for job on www.environmentjob.co.uk – I was attracted to the name ‘Friends of the Earth’. I looked at the BfoE website and found out about the meetings every Monday night, contacted Joe and attended a meeting in January. As I’m interested in climate change, I decided to do some volunteering for the Energy & Climate Change Action Group
What do you do at BFoE?
I am currently collecting some information about Birmingham Energy Savers to help with our campaign for Clean British Energy.
What do you think is the most important environmental issue and why?
I think the biggest concern for the environment today is the changing climate, because even small changes can cause significant problems for large portions of the world. Climate change is resulting in increased worldwide natural disasters like floods and hurricanes, which devastate society and cause mass destruction on the regions that they hit.
What’s your best green tip/advice?
Using renewable energy such as wind and solar power seems like a 100 per cent green option which will drive the safety of our energy supply, reduce our dependence upon fuel imports from abroad, reduce greenhouse gases and improve environmental protection. Awareness and understanding of renewable energy technologies that have the potential to improve our environmental quality, and contribute to a strong energy economy.