February Do Action-Action Plan

Here’s February!

Fairtrade fortnight, World Wetlands Day, Chinese New Year, Black History Month, Winter Olympics, there’s even a Pokemon Day on the 27th (go walking?). It’s a busy month.

Let’s pack it with positive, everyday climate action.

Whether you’re more sustainable than an edible coffee cup, or brand new to sustainable living, let our Do Actions help you and your community take positive steps to a better future.

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How to choose fair trade products and services

Mmmmm… chocolate

Did you know the average Brit eats 7,560 chocolate bars in a lifetime? Did you also know that the average female coca farmer is paid just 23p a day

Time for a change, eh?
Whether it’s Fairtrade fornight, or you just need some more tea bags, fair trade and ethical products are widely available.

To help you navigate your way towards a kinder shopping basket, here’s our round up of fair trading certifications.  

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January Do Action-Action Plan

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Oh yes! It’s that time. As you may know, action is the antidote to anxiety, so let’s get Doing.

Kick off 2022 with four priority Do Actions inspired by Veganuary, post-holiday health and tree planting season.

Whether you’re new to an activity or a dab hand, we’ve got suggestions for your next steps so everyone in our community can make lasting, positive lifestyle changes.

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Stories of climate progress from 2021

Rewilding in Scotland

It can be easy to feel hopeless in the face of climate change. But don’t be glum chum. There’s hope in every corner, you just need to know where to look.

Here’s our round up just some of the climate-related good news stories from 2021, and the Do Actions that celebrate them.

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COP26 series: Active travel and climate pledges

While the world watches COP26 with varying degrees of trepidation and optimism, Transport Day gave us pause to reflect on Ride the Change to COP26; a social bike ride that saw 175 cyclists pedal from London to Glasgow to show that climate action matters.

Straight up, we think bicycles are brilliant. We need a lot more active travel, sustainable transport infrastructure and affordable slow travel – pronto. Ride the Change showed us that bikes can be more than a mode of transport. They’re a symbol of change.

Read on and see the impact of Ride the Change so far, and see how the heroic riders inspired active travel and climate pledges along the way.

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COP26 series: How SSE powers everyday climate action with Do Nation

SSE entered Do Nation’s metaphorical HQ (we’re fully remote) back in April 2021 looking for a programme that could help connect and engage employees with their net zero strategy and partnership with COP26.

Julia Chalmers led the charge and, with a helping hand from the Do Team, designed a brilliantly successful engagement programme. Let’s find out how they did it.

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We’re attempting a Guinness World Record!

This is so exciting to type that I’m wondering why my keyboard isn’t letting off mini fireworks and playing some rousing tune.

We’re asking everyone we know to take part in setting the Guinness World Records Title for the most people pledging climate action in one month!

Setting the climate action record

We need 140,001 people to commit to take climate action between 18 June – 17 July to set a new record.

Every person who pledges via Do Nation will be counted; so tell everyone you know to get pledging.

They can pledge to your personal or organisational campaign, or to this Do Nation public campaign.

Double World Record Attempt

We’ve teamed up with Count Us In and the Round Britain Climate Challenge for this adventure and there’s a second record being attempted in tandem.

Alongside 140,001 (or more!) people taking climate action, Sacha Dench, UN Ambassador for Migratory Species will embark on her own record-breaking expedition to fly around Britain in a green electricity powered paramotor.

She’ll stop along the way sharing stories, meeting change-makers, and inspiring citizens to take action themselves. You can follow here.

What you can do

Who doesn’t want to say they’re a Guinness World Record holder, eh?

  • If you’re new to Do Nation: Make a pledge between 18th June – 17th July.
  • If you already use Do Nation: Tell your friends and family to make a pledge on the Do Nation website. It’s that simple.

Every pledge made between 18th June – 17th July will be counted.

Is there a trophy?

You mean apart from the satisfaction of being part of a planet-championing, carbon-saving community?

Then yes, everyone who takes part gets a special Guinness World Record digital badge to proudly display on email footers, LinkedIn, social media profiles, zoom backdrop… the sky’s the limit!

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