How long have you been volunteering with BFoE?
I’ve been volunteering at BFoE since April 2014, so it’s nearly my one year anniversary.
What do you do here?
I’m the resident air pollution expert, as I studied Air Pollution Management at Uni and it’s also a major part of my day job. At BFoE I’ve worked at lot on the Let’s Get Moving campaign: analysing air quality data, scouring the internet for air pollution news and working on BFoE’s response to a variety of inquiries and calls for evidence. You will occasionally find me working stalls and getting you to sign up to our campaigns.
What do you like about working here?
I’ve really enjoyed meeting a like-minded group of people who care about the same issues as I do. But my favourite part of being in the office is working so close the vegan shop and getting cake for lunch!
What have you learnt from volunteering with BFoE?
That, by being organised, a small group of passionate people can really make a difference. And that Phil’s taste in music is sometimes questionable…
What do you think is the most important environmental issue and why?
I’ve got to say air pollution really, haven’t I? Not only emissions being damaging to health, but in the wider issue of climate change from CO2 emissions.
What’s your best green tip/advice?
Freecycle! (Other recycling communities are available). Not only does it save a great deal of items from being thrown away unnecessarily but it’ll save you a bit of money, too.