Frances puts her corned beef to one side for a momentFrances volunteers for our biodiversity campaigns and is next up in the blog relay, a whistle-stop tour of Greenpeace staff here in the UK. Click here to catch up on the other entries.
People sometimes ask me why I volunteer for Greenpeace. Well, let's see what I do and why.
As a volunteer on the forests and oceans campaigns, my job involves doing investigative research work. The work is pretty varied, and is a combination of doing desk research and getting out and about in the big wide world.
For example, as part of our Amazon work, I've been visiting various supermarkets, looking at whether we can link the beef products on their shelves back to companies who we know are involved in destroying the rainforests. Today, cattle farms occupy nearly 80 per cent of all deforested land in the Brazilian Amazon. Many of the beef products from these farms are sold on the world market. The Amazon doesn't belong on a supermarket shelf labelled as corned beef!