Look to this day: reflections on our 10 year journey to Ride the Change

Back in August 2006, my friend Pippa died whilst taking a shower, while travelling in Morocco.

Pippa was the kind of person who really grabbed life with both hands. She was someone who threw herself into every opportunity that came her way with energy and grace. She was a supportive friend who cared for others and really made the most out of life. 

This year marks Do Nation’s 10th Anniversary, and as I reflect back on the journey we’ve been on, inspiring climate action amongst 10,000s of people, I can’t help but think of Pippa, and the pivotal role she’ll never know she’s played. It’s a part of our story I haven’t often voiced, but it’s one that I want to share now. 

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Guest post: Jumping on the bandwagon? No, on my bike…

Chris Cayley is a busy man. A busy man with a bicycle! By day he’s Director of Cayley Coughtrie, a legal recruitment specialist, and by night, he’s training for cycling to COP26 in Glasgow with us on Ride the Change. Here he writes about his decision to cycle with us:

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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!

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1 for 1,000: our bold new carbon target.

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I have a confession to make. 

Despite climate change and sustainability being our driving force for over ten years, we’ve never measured our own business’ carbon or ecological footprint, nor set any targets to reduce it.

Up until now. 

And we’re making up for it by going bold. 

Super bold.

By 2030, we aim to help our users save 1,000 tonnes of carbon for every 1 tonne we emit ourselves. Continue reading

19 tips for engaging employees during a lockdown

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Here at remote-Do-HQ, we’ve taken a little of our lock-down time to learn from our clients’ wealth of experience around communicating with their people and encouraging them to try out new healthy, environmentally friendly habits. 

What have they learned about engaging employees in their Do Nation pledge challenges? And how could this help others to run effective pledge challenges during the corona crisis?

First – why now? 

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B Corp 2020 Pledge Challenge – results update

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Earlier this year, 158 people working for B Corps across the UK came together in climate action, making simple pledges to do some of our Do Actions as their new year’s resolutions.

Here’s a brief summary of the impact they clocked up together.

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10 things to do during a coronavirus lockdown

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Firstly, I hope you’re all safe and well. We’re living in very strange times indeed.

Yet amid all the fear, pain, and panic, there is also hope and opportunity. Quite understandably and rightly, the climate crisis has fallen out of the spotlight for now. But my hope is that the corona crisis will act as a system reset for a broken economy, that we’ll all use it to reflect on what really matters to us, and we’ll come out the other side stronger for it.  Continue reading

Introducing the COP26 Climate Cycle

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In November 2020, Glasgow is hosting COP26, the UN climate conference. It’s going to be BIG. 

We’re going to cycle there from across the UK. 

Will you join us? 

“Hell yeah – sign me up!” Already sold? Register interest here.

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“Why would I do such a thing?” others of you may be asking. “Cycle north, for days on end, in November?! You must be mad.” We may well be mad, but we also have some very sane reasons for why it’s a great idea: Continue reading

Six lingering thoughts from B Inspired

James and Char on stage at B Inspired It’s exactly a month since B Inspired; it’s taken me 30 days longer than hoped to share my reflections (largely thanks to being kept busy planning our B Corp 2020 Pledge Challenge!). 

Here are six things I heard at B Inspired that have lingered in my thoughts over the last month, and I thought worth sharing, late as they may be.  Continue reading