Saving energy at home

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Everyone is sharing tips for saving money and energy at home, and for good reason, costs are spiralling and climate change is still happening at pace.

So let’s grab on to what we can do, and try some new, climate-positive changes at home that will make also help keep our bills down this winter.

The following our practical tips and pledge to save money, waste and energy at home.

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Guest post: Hope or determination?

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Chris Cayley asks, “Which is more important in the climate debate and why am I cycling again in the week before COP27?”

A few weeks ago Adam Woodhall, CEO of Lawyers for Net Zero, posted a poll on LinkedIn asking which we needed more, hope or determination. 

Around the time of the conservative leadership debates I watched Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss answer a question about climate action in ways that genuinely engendered feelings of anger and more like visceral despair. Thankfully, confirmation that Ride the Change ‘22 will go ahead has given me reasons to hope.

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Ride the Rollercoaster of Change

When my mum was seven months pregnant with me, she accidentally went on a stomach-churning, womb-turning fairground ride. You could say that after that, I was born ready for the rollercoaster ride of life. But not even that pre-birth training prepared me for the emotional rollercoaster which was the last two weeks.

Ride the Change – our community driven cycle ride for climate action – has really been testing my limits. After the enormous success of last year’s inaugural cycle from London to Glasgow, we were eager to build Ride the Change into an annual pre-COP event. But were we going to be able to make it happen, or weren’t we?

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Do Nation partners with Ride to Zero! 

Do Nation has joined forces with sustainability ambassador Ali Abdo to support his record-breaking, awareness-raising electric bike ride to COP27.

We are so excited to announce Do Nation as the chosen platform partner to support the world record attempt for the longest journey by electric motorbike!

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Organic shopping: How to know where to start

So you’re heard organic farming is better for the climate, but switching your whole grocery shop over to organic might be a tad out of reach.

How can you spend your money wisely, and where do you start?

This article looks at why supporting organic farming helps reduce your carbon footprint, and what smart, quick wins you can make when shopping.

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September Action Plan

September can be a fresh start; back to school, refreshed from the holidays.

Though it doesn’t seem that the action stopped over the summer – 155,191 pledges have been made so far. That’s the equivalent of 251,010 London to Paris flights’ worth of carbon 😅

Let’s step it up for September – our small actions really are making a difference.

Coming up in September is:

🚘 World car free day – 21st September
♻️ Recycle week (UK) – 7th – 13th September
🥕 Organic September (UK) – All month
💚 Great big green week (UK) – 24th September – 2nd October

To make the most of these days, why not try out the actions below and go big this September 👇

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Who benefits most from individual climate action?

Did you know that 93% of businesses are not delivering on their sustainability plans, only 21% of employees feel engaged in their work and  75% of UK adults are worried about climate change?  

These figures are depressing. But have hope. We have some surprising insights on the far-reaching benefits of individual climate action.

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August Action Plan

Can you believe we’re heading into August?

We’ve already accomplished so much. Together we’ve saved 247,919 flights from London to Paris worth of carbon in fact!

Let’s keep it up – our small actions really are making a difference.

Coming up in August is:

🚴‍♀️ Cycle to work day – 5.8.22
👩‍🌾 National Allotment Week – 8-14.8.22
🧒🏽 International Youth day – 12.8.22

To make the most of these days, why not try out the actions below and make your August count 👇

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July Action Plan

THIS is the month for zero waste to shine ☀️

Coming up in July is:

♻️ Plastic Free July – all month
🛍️ Global Plastic Bag Free day – 3rd July
👭 International Day of Friendship – 30th July

To celebrate, check out this months tips for making your social summer that little bit more susty 👇

There’s something for everyone, no matter where you are on your sustainability journey.

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