Katherine Horsham is our latest Doer of the Month, after raising 27 pledges in support of her Ride London cycle sportive on 29th July. Katherine lives in London, working in community building and volunteering while looking after her two re-homed guinea pigs, Jaffa Cake and Fudge Brownie. If only she’d taken them on the ride with her…!
We caught up with Katherine to hear about the ride and raising pledges… Continue reading
B Corps – the next Do Nation challenge is on!
Around World Environment Day (5th June), which B Corp’s employees can make (and keep!) the most pledges for the planet? Can we reach 3,000 pledges together? Continue reading
People marked last month’s Earth Day in many different ways, but Rachel Shuttleworth particularly caught our eye – and earned the title of April’s Doer of the Month in the process. On 22nd April, she ran her first ever half marathon, raising 34 pledges in support – pledges to take action for the environment instead of donating cash. After all, the environment needs action more than it needs cash.
We caught up with Rachel to hear a bit more about her story. Continue reading
I often think we ought to prepare case studies for more of our client programmes here at Do Nation – there are so many great stories of impact and engagement to share. But in reality, there just isn’t the time. Delivering the service has got to come first.
But Pukka’s programme was one that I couldn’t let slip by unnoticed. Download the case study here.
It began late afternoon one Monday back in September 2016, when I got a call from Vicky Murray, Sustainability Manager at Pukka Herbs – she wanted to launch a company-wide pledge challenge on Do Nation – that Friday. Would that be possible? Continue reading
Paul McLaughlin is Secretary at the Edinburgh University Futsal Club, and recently led a phenomenally successful campaign to encourage club members and friends to make pledges as part of the Do Edinburgh challenge – raising 525 pledges in one month! Here he shares the story behind creating this whopping impact.
What were you raising pledges for? Continue reading
January’s Doer of the Month is by far and away our youngest yet: he’s just one year old! Being the pioneering eco warrior he is, for his first birthday Theo Hemmings asked for pledges instead of presents.
Ok, given Theo can’t speak yet, it was his mother Melanie who really earned the title – and the year’s supply of Ben & Jerry’s (sorry Theo – not for you!).
Here Melanie, full time mum of three from Woking, tells her story…
Imagine this: you’re given £619* to donate to either a Welsh wind farm or a Saudi oil company. Which you would you rather? How about a Dorsetshire school’s solar panel, or American coal?
If you’re currently buying your home energy from one of the big six energy suppliers, you’re giving your money to companies who’ll invest it in dirty and unsustainable forms of energy.
Why not give your money to companies who are more likely share your values, and invest it in clean, future-proof forms of energy? Continue reading
Iain Boyd, our latest Doer of the Month, raised over 35 pledges in support of the Loch Ness Marathon recently, saving over a tonne of carbon in the process. Here Iain, an Environmental Consultant from Edinburgh, shares his story of how he earned that sought-after title. (I should start keeping track of how many of our Doers of the Month are from Edinburgh. There must be something in the water…). Continue reading