Fran and Sophie do the London Triathlon

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This is a guest blog from Fran Owen, who’s raising support in support of their London Triathlon.

In July, Sophie and I will be competing in our first Olympic distance triathlon. We got our first taste for the sport last summer, when we did a Sprint tri in Hemel Hempstead. We had no gear and no idea – I swam in a pink bikini amongst a sea of wetsuit clad athletes, while Sophie overtook MAMILs on my Dad’s old mountain bike! Continue reading

Sarah Nolan: Doer of the Month, May 2017

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Sarah Nolan is studying for an MSc in Carbon Management at Edinburgh University, and decided to sign up to the Edinburgh Half Marathon to raise awareness and action through Do Nation.  

Through raising 37 pledges, together saving as much carbon as 16.5 flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam, she became our latest Doer of the Month, scooping a year’s supply of Ben & Jerry’s fairtrade ice cream. Here’s her story. Continue reading

Paul Glissov: Doer of the Month

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Paul is our Doer of the Month for April. He joined 22 others in the MAD Challenges inaugural event in April – a 35 mile hike up the River Clyde carrying 6 litres of water. Why the water? To make it a bit more challenging (and worthy of support), and to symbolise the amount of water wasted by running a tap for two minutes.

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Seven surprising stats from our latest impact report

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I’ve always been a bit of a secret data nerd, that’s why we take measuring our impact so seriously at Do Nation.

So this is my favourite time of year at Do HQ: impact report season. I’ve been knee deep in excel charts and pivot tables for the last few weeks. Heaven. I thought I’d take a few moments to emerge from my data-induced reverie to share some of the most surprising (and unsurprising) stats from this year’s Do Data. Continue reading

B the Force for Good

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This is a post by Meredith Broderick, our Impact and Communications Intern.

As the saying goes, the purpose of a business is to solve a problem. In the UK, climate change naysayers are few and far between at only 2% to 5% of the population according to a ComRes study. Of those who believe in climate change, the majority believe that humans are the direct cause. The good news is: most agree it’s a problem. Businesses have the opportunity to embrace this problem with creativity, reap the potential earnings, and benefit shareholders. But, many don’t know where to start. The task seems daunting. Here is where Certified B Corporations® come in.
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B Corps, Good Deeds Day, and Fairtrade ice cream!

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Calling all B Corps – listen up! 

Falling on April 2nd 2017, Good Deeds Day is a global day where people from 75 countries come together to do good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet. 1.5million people participated in 2016.

It is based on a simple idea that we like a lot: that everyone can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and change the world positively. Continue reading

A Pukka Partnership

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Collaboration is the key. I’m not the first to say that, by a long way. People have been singing the praises of strategic partnerships and cross sector collaboration for years, especially in the sustainable business world.

When we’re all working towards the same bloomin’ huge goal, it makes total sense to unite our efforts. For us at Do Nation, as a tiny two-man band on a mission to help make sustainability mainstream, collaboration is absolutely critical.

That’s why we’re so excited to announce a new partnership between Do Nation, Pukka Herbs and the Soil Association. Continue reading

Sustainability Leadership in action at Arup

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As we all know, the world around us is in flux. Uncertainty abounds. But one thing is certain: we need to take action on climate change now.

The bold targets set through the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals are great progress, but without action from each one of us, and soon, these targets will be missed and rendered meaningless.

Rosie Cripps, an engineer at Arup, felt passionate about this. Early in 2016 she contacted us asking if Do Nation could help her to open up conversations – and action – on climate change around her Cardiff office. Continue reading

Three ideas for your New Year’s resolutions

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Yes – I’m adding to the abundance of “new year, new you” blogs. It’d be silly not to, given personal commitments are pretty much our life blood. But I’ll keep it punchy, promise.

Here are three ideas for your new year’s resolutions this year: Continue reading