1 for 1,000: our bold new carbon target.

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I have a confession to make. 

Despite climate change and sustainability being our driving force for over ten years, we’ve never measured our own business’ carbon or ecological footprint, nor set any targets to reduce it.

Up until now. 

And we’re making up for it by going bold. 

Super bold.

By 2030, we aim to help our users save 1,000 tonnes of carbon for every 1 tonne we emit ourselves. Continue reading

19 tips for engaging employees during a lockdown

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Here at remote-Do-HQ, we’ve taken a little of our lock-down time to learn from our clients’ wealth of experience around communicating with their people and encouraging them to try out new healthy, environmentally friendly habits. 

What have they learned about engaging employees in their Do Nation pledge challenges? And how could this help others to run effective pledge challenges during the corona crisis?

First – why now? 

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10 things to do during a coronavirus lockdown

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Firstly, I hope you’re all safe and well. We’re living in very strange times indeed.

Yet amid all the fear, pain, and panic, there is also hope and opportunity. Quite understandably and rightly, the climate crisis has fallen out of the spotlight for now. But my hope is that the corona crisis will act as a system reset for a broken economy, that we’ll all use it to reflect on what really matters to us, and we’ll come out the other side stronger for it.  Continue reading

Introducing the COP26 Climate Cycle

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In November 2020, Glasgow is hosting COP26, the UN climate conference. It’s going to be BIG. 

We’re going to cycle there from across the UK. 

Will you join us? 

“Hell yeah – sign me up!” Already sold? Register interest here.

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“Why would I do such a thing?” others of you may be asking. “Cycle north, for days on end, in November?! You must be mad.” We may well be mad, but we also have some very sane reasons for why it’s a great idea: Continue reading

Six lingering thoughts from B Inspired

James and Char on stage at B Inspired It’s exactly a month since B Inspired; it’s taken me 30 days longer than hoped to share my reflections (largely thanks to being kept busy planning our B Corp 2020 Pledge Challenge!). 

Here are six things I heard at B Inspired that have lingered in my thoughts over the last month, and I thought worth sharing, late as they may be.  Continue reading

innocent drinks: a case study

 

Last January, innocent drinks came back to run their third employee pledge challenge on Do Nation, this time asking their people to make a pledge for the planet as part of their New Year’s Resolutions. Their case study is now live.

Over 1,000 pledges were made, with 45% of those turning into long term habits. As a result, they totally smashed their target of saving 375,000 bananas worth of carbon.  Continue reading

Carrie & Sheri ‘Everest’ the Chamonix VK

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Last month, Sheri and Carrie did something truly nuts: they hiked up Chamonix’s infamously gruelling Vertical Kilometre – ten times. In one day.

To put that in context, that’s like hiking up Snowdon eight times. Or up Primrose Hill 421 times. Or Everest, once.

Why?!  We caught up with them to ask exactly that. Continue reading

Do Nation’s 2018 Impact Report

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Today, on World Environment Day, I’m very happy to publish our latest impact report, digging into the impact Do Nation and all our users achieved in 2018.

Since we first launched our pledge platform, we’ve directly helped over 17,500 people to form new healthy and environmentally friendly habits – leading to savings of more than 3,500 tonnes of carbon each year. And as you can see in the impact report, 2018 was by far and away our most high-impact year to date, with a 46% increase in pledge numbers from the previous year.

In preparing this report, three things really stood out to me: Continue reading