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
It saves time.
It saves energy.
And it makes our nation’s favourite drink a bit more enjoyable.
No wonder Tea time is our most popular Do Action. Well now, to add to that already-long list of benefits, here’s another: by making the Tea time pledge, you could win a seasonal selection of Pukka Herbs tea! Continue reading
At Do Nation, we’re all about engaging people – your employees – in sustainability.
Since certifying as a B Corp ourselves, we’ve worked with many others, from Pukka Herbs to Triodos Bank, helping them to actively engage their staff in healthy and environmentally friendly actions. We saw such interest from B Corps that we decided to create a B Corp hub on Do Nation, so that we can see the collective impact we’re creating (while injecting a bit of friendly competition too!).
Through this, we’re also helping the wider employee base to feel more involved in the B Corp movement itself.
We wanted to delve into the data to see what impact we’d created together. Many of the pledges are still in progress, only once they’ve been completed will we know the full extent of the impact we’ve created. But here are eight highlights that the data shows us so far… Continue reading
In case you missed it, earlier this summer we picked up a fairly prestigious award – prestigious in the world of sustainable business, that is. And now we have the case study to boot.
Employee Engagement Campaign of the Year 2017 is the title we earned at the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards, won in conjunction with Hill+Knowlton Strategies for the behaviour change programme we ran with their staff. Continue reading
Gemma Stenhouse is our latest Doer of the Month, having raised over 100 pledges for the MAD Seat Challenge in July.
“WTF is the MAD Seat Challenge?!”, I hear you asking. It’s the latest event hosted by MAD Challenges, challenging participants to hike up Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh as many times as they can in 24 hours. Lewis Breen smashed the record this year, making 48 swift ascents. Madness. Continue reading
I guess we just never grow out of the “back to school” feeling. No matter how many years (or decades) fill the gap between us and the days of academic calendars, September continues to hold its reputation for being a great time to turn a new leaf and kick start new projects.
Here at Do Nation we see a flurry of campaigns launch every September, and this year looks to be no different. Continue reading
It’s coming up to the second anniversary of the SDGs and it seems like every other business is doing something to show how they are working towards the goals of the biggest global movement for sustainable development.
Yes, we are joining this bandwagon.
(Skip straight to our report on how Do Nation connects to the SDGs).
Ever since the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Global Goals) were agreed in September 2015, we’ve been keen to use Do Nation to raise awareness and increase action towards them. Given that each of our 56 Do Actions supports at least one of the Global Goals, it seems a bit remiss not to have publicised this already. We’ve already helped over 10,000 people to take over 26,000 actions towards the SDGs. It’s time to start shouting about that. Continue reading
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