This is a guest blog from Adam Quartermaine, our latest Doer of the Month.
My name is Adam and I am secondary school teacher from Sheffield.
I think about climate breakdown a lot. It literally keeps me awake at night. I have always been environmentally minded and happy just to be “the change you want the world to see”. Continue reading
Katherine Horsham is our latest Doer of the Month, after raising 27 pledges in support of her Ride London cycle sportive on 29th July. Katherine lives in London, working in community building and volunteering while looking after her two re-homed guinea pigs, Jaffa Cake and Fudge Brownie. If only she’d taken them on the ride with her…!
We caught up with Katherine to hear about the ride and raising pledges… Continue reading
Over the last six weeks, Andy Smith and Annie Glennie have been cycling around France, riding between the Euro2016 football stadiums and social enterprises – all whilst raising support through Do Nation. They raised 122 pledges, saving as much carbon as emitted by driving twice around the world!
Not only did they pick up the prestigious title of Doer of the Month, but they also won a year’s supply of Ben & Jerry’s for their efforts.
Here’s their story… Continue reading
On 22nd April, Stuart Cocks embarked on a pretty epic commute: cycling 38 miles to work and, thanks to his friends blasting past his pledge target, another 38 miles back again. By raising an impressive 64 pledges (and saving over 5 tonnes CO2), he earned the title of April’s Doer of the Month.
Here’s his story.
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.
The road to Paris, they say, was a bumpy one – for me, slightly too literally for my liking. After months of anticipation and planning for our cycle to Paris for COP21, and a morning of fantastic riding through the hills of East Sussex under crisp winter sun, I hit the bumps. Pothole after pothole, in the dark, and I was on the ground. My ride was over, my collar bone broken.
This week the Do Team are joining 40 other cyclist to make an intrepid voyage across the channel to Paris for the finale of COP21.
You can read all about why we’re braving the wintry weather in Hermione’s own words here.
If you’d like to support one of our riders with a pledge head here.
Sinead is hitting the big 50 this year so she decided to make it a year of doing challenges: mud runs, triathlons and bike rides galore. She started it off in full swing with 10k on a very wet and windy New Year’s Day, completing it in a fantastic 55 minutes and 16 seconds. You can follow her ‘Halfway to One Hundred’ challenge blog here. We have a feeling this won’t be the last we hear of Sinead!
Sinead saved 1,344kg CO2 from 35 pledges
For one whole year the fabulous Team Environment have hiked, ran, swum and cycled around Wales. They thoroughly deserve this month’s award-well done!
Team Environment saved 6,072kg of CO2 from 112 pledges
Our August Doer of the Month is David Insley, who completed the Coast to Coast Challenge, cycling 142 miles in two days at the beginning of September. Huge congratulations also go to his long-suffering wife Maxine, who also completed the challenge and raised sponsorship for the DoNation.
David saved 9,679kg CO2 from 25 pledges