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 👇

Pledge to Lift share 🏎️ and reduce your emissions

Road transport accounts for 22% of total UK emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2). We can change this – go car free as much as possible, or lift share the unavoidable journeys.

🌱 New to it 🌱

  • Talk to your friends, colleagues, fellow parents, and neighbours to find out if you could regularly share a commute or journey.

🤸🏽 Doing it 🤸🏽

  • Make new friends and look after the planet by finding people to lift share with on BlaBlaCar or Go Car Share.

🙌 Done it 🙌

  • Join a car share club and select an electric car!
  • Leave the car behind, and share an active journey by foot or bike. You’ll save on your gym fees too!

Learn more about lift sharing >

Pledge to Hose down 💦 and reduce water waste

Since 2014, Europe has continued to experience a series of severe droughts that are said to be the most extreme for more than 2000 years.*

Many people around the world survive on 10 litres of water or less a day; in the UK we use this in almost one flush of the toilet. In fact, only 3% of domestic water is used as drinking water.*

We can take action against this with some easy changes!

🌱 New to it 🌱

  • Switch the hosepipe for a bucket or watering can –  a hosepipe will use 250 litres per hose pipe use, compared to only 30 litres per bucket and sponge wash for your car.*
  • Leave your lawn – letting the grass grow longer in dry spells helps keep moisture in the soil.

🤸🏽 Doing it 🤸🏽

  • Plant drought resistant plants in your outdoor space. 
  • Use your grey water – from your washing up bowl, to the water from your boiled potatoes, pop it on your garden and watch it grow!

🙌 Done it 🙌

  • Install a water butt to collect the rain when it does fall. It’s perfect to use on your garden, or to clean the car!

Learn more about saving water outdoors >

Voice up 🔊 to support International Youth Day

Our voices are powerful. When we speak up, we can create change. As Greta Thunberg reminds us, ‘no one is too small to make a difference’.

At Do Nation, we believe no action is too small to make a difference.

🌱 New to it 🌱

  • Talk to your friends about your Do Nation pledge
  • Become a champion for your Do Nation campaign at your workplace

🤸🏽 Doing it 🤸🏽

  • Write a blog to share your knowledge or passion
  • Sign petitions to put pressure on our government to act

🙌 Done it 🙌

  • Give a presentation at work, or in your community
  • Write to an MP to get your voice heard

Learn more about speaking up>

And if none of the above suit you, browse our list of 60+ Do Actions for more!

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

What is Do Nation?

Do Nation is a pledge programme that helps engage employees in sustainability at work, via sustainable behaviour change at work and at home. We help organisations engage their employees in sustainability strategies and goals by drawing on the power of community, connection, friendly competition and behaviour change science. Our pledge programmes run for 3 months to 3 years and are proven to reduce carbon, water and waste whilst increasing employee pride, fitness and wellbeing.

Find out more

Find out how we can help you engage your people in sustainability. Book a 15 min call to learn more >


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