Acting away worry and guilt

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View of the Bossons Glacier above Chamonix Mont Blanc

It’s 8am Monday morning. 8th October. The headlines of the IPCC’s latest stark report on the state of climate change are running through my head, while the sound of rocks falling and ice cracking are ringing through my ears. As I sit and gaze out at the tongue of the mighty Bossons Glacier, having run up here to digest the news and clear my head, tears well in my eyes.

What are we doing to this beautiful planet of ours? Why is it taking so long for everyone to wake up and act? Continue reading

Switching for Good

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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

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

New Do Actions: Delving into personal development

New Do Actions: Voice up, Feed your noodle, Get outta here, and Watch, listen, and learn.
Our four new Do Actions: Voice up, Feed your noodle, Get outta here, and Watch, listen, and learn.

Today sees the launch of four new Do Actions with an interesting twist, developed in partnership with our client Hill + Knowlton.

At first glance, they may look like a sideways leap into an unconnected world of personal development. But here are three reasons why I am excited about how these pledges can contribute to our mission of making sustainable living mainstream: Continue reading

Wayne’s blinking badges of condemnation

IMG_9250.JPGWayne Talbot is Corporate Relations Manager for the EAUC. In a guest blog, here he shares his story about the pledges he made at the EAUC Conference in May and the impact they’ve had on his habits and attitude. 

What happens when Hermione turns up to your conference? Simple, you end up making a pledge. A pledge to do something that will make a grown person feel virtuous and sustainable and generally good about themselves. Continue reading