Our 1,500 mile cycle tour to explore France’s stadiums, sustainability and social enterprises

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In December 2015, Andy Smith & Annie Glennie joined the Do Nation team and 40 other people to cycle from London to Paris with Climate Kilometre, raising support from friends and family through pledges on Do Nation.

Now, Andy explains why they’re both about to set off on another French adventure, this time a whopping 1,500 mile cycle tour to explore the stadiums, sustainability and social enterprises (& cheese!) in each Euro2016 host city.

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Ten tips to run a green week that delivers real impact

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At the beginning of March we hosted a breakfast event at the wonderful Popup Patio, sharing our ten tips to help maximise the impact of your company’s sustainability week.

We were encouraged by the response to the event and, following the success of our behaviour change report, have written up our presentation into a new report sharing our tops tips to help your green week deliver real, lasting change.

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Innocent drinks: leading from the front

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innocent is now one of Europe’s best known drinks companies. They have built their business around the belief that they should always leave things better than they find them, across the whole supply chain. As they grow in size, they are committed to maintaining their leadership position on sustainability and ethics.

innocent is always looking for new and innovative ways to keep sustainability at the front of employees’ minds.

In the build up to COP21 they used Do Nation to both show their support for a strong climate change agreement and to demonstrate that by getting everyone at innocent to make little changes in their everyday lives, they could together save a lot of carbon. 

A whopping 62% of their employees took part over the month, together making over 1,000 pledges.

Download the full case study of how innocent used Do Nation to engage employees and cut carbon.

If you have any questions about how innocent used Do Nation, drop us a line.

Four ways you can join Water Saving Week 2016 with Do Nation

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It’s Water Saving Week 2016 and this seems like a good time to remind you living sustainably isn’t just about saving carbon. Did you know that in the UK we now use 70% more water per person per day now than forty years ago?

With the exception of Belgium and Cyprus, the UK has less water available per person than any other EU country. Even more surprising – the south east of England has less water per capita than the Sudan or Syria.

So here’s a few ideas of things you could pledge to save some water and look after our planet, we suggest you support Martin’s campaign to carbon match his trip to Budapest (he’s promised to write us a blog about his train odyssey), but you could donate your pledge to any public campaign you like.

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Green Week or Green Wash? How to make the most of your campaign.


Events from Earth Hour to World Environment Day, Health & Wellbeing Week to Fairtrade Fortnight all offer great opportunities to engage your staff in sustainability. But while some set the office a-buzz with conversations about sustainability, others fizzle out with no impact on attitudes or behaviours.

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Doers of the month for December 2015 – Libby Peake and Heather Mack, cycling to Paris for COP21

This is a bit of an extra special Doer of the month blog for us, as not only do we have two users (one rolled over from November), but they were also two of the cyclists who joined us on our London to Paris ride for COP21.

Libby Peake and Heather Mack raised an impressive 45 and 48 pledges respectively saving a potential 6 and a half tons of CO₂. Way to go!

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Give your Green Week the competitive edge it needs


We’ve been looking ahead to university Green Weeks coming up this year and wondering how you can really get the most out of them, using the Green Week buzz to trigger meaningful and lasting action amongst your staff and students.

Our decision: to introduce some friendly, real-time competition to see which university can raise the most pledges and save the most carbon.

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