There’s no romantic back-story for how I first became aware of EIA. I literally stumbled past them on a walk. After noticing the sign for EIA’s offices wedged between a few storefronts, I decided to search for the organization on Google. I liked what I saw and requested a volunteer application
I think the programme did a great job of explaining this huge problem and our responsibility as consumers to ensure that our old junk doesn’t end up poisoning children in developing countries. EIA was involved with the programme from its inception and I think it’s been a good example of successful collaboration
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New Year Greetings one and all. Here we go again. But before we do, I want to say a big ‘Thank You’ to all of you – members, supporters, Facebook followers and Twitter fans – for taking an interest in EIA’s work and for lending your support wherever and whenever you can as EIA could not do this without you
In 2010, we played a crucial role in ensuring proposals by Tanzania and Zambia to sell 112 tonnes of stockpiled ivory through CITES failed, helped nine leading UK supermarkets reduce their use of climate-changing HFCs and saw 10 years of work pay off when the European Parliament voted to ban imports of stolen timber
For as long as I remember, I’ve been captivated by wildlife and have wanted to probe the reasons behind the wanton destruction of the natural world. In the midst of writing – battling it out with Kant and Hegel – I had a bit of crisis, a need to put down the books and do something hands-on.
When our campaigners are out in the field tackling environmental crime their trips are supported by essential staff in our London Office. Jamie Elkins, Visuals and Equipment co-ordinator – EIA’s answer to ‘Q’ – gives us an insight into the ‘techie’ side of the organisation