Doer of the Month: Gemma Stenhouse goes MAD

Gemma Stenhouse.jpegGemma 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

Sarah Nolan: Doer of the Month, May 2017

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Sarah Nolan is studying for an MSc in Carbon Management at Edinburgh University, and decided to sign up to the Edinburgh Half Marathon to raise awareness and action through Do Nation.  

Through raising 37 pledges, together saving as much carbon as 16.5 flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam, she became our latest Doer of the Month, scooping a year’s supply of Ben & Jerry’s fairtrade ice cream. Here’s her story. Continue reading

Paul Glissov: Doer of the Month

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Paul is our Doer of the Month for April. He joined 22 others in the MAD Challenges inaugural event in April – a 35 mile hike up the River Clyde carrying 6 litres of water. Why the water? To make it a bit more challenging (and worthy of support), and to symbolise the amount of water wasted by running a tap for two minutes.

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New to Being a Do Goodie: Jojo takes on the Devil Mud Run

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Jojo Mills joined Team Do for the Devil Mud Run earlier this month, earning the title of Doer of the Month along with her fellow runners Heather and Wystan – between them raising an impressive 117 pledges in support. Here Jojo shares her experience of the whole mucky affair. 

It’s not often that I rise on a Saturday morning without hitting the snooze button; with butterflies in my belly; and a fine excuse for eating peanut butter and banana French toast sandwiches for breakfast. Continue reading

August’s Doer of the Month: Holly Page, from couch to triathlon

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Holly is our latest Doer of the Month; her contagious enthusiasm and determination drove her from Couch to Triathlon, raising a whopping 64 pledges of support in the process.  We caught up with her to hear her story and advice on inspiring friends to live more sustainably through Do Nation.

Read on – it’s inspiring stuff.

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June’s Doer of the Month: Eleonore Lazat for her First Triathlon

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As though finishing amongst the top women in her first ever triathlon wasn’t enough, El also earned the title of Doer of the Month thanks to her sterling efforts in raising pledges of support. 

Eleonore is our latest Doer of the Month, earning the crown thanks to her impressive efforts in her first triathlon in June, raising 57 pledges in support of it.  We caught up with her to hear her story and advice on inspiring friends to live more sustainably through Do Nation.

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June’s Doer of the Month: Andy Smith cycles Le Tour des Stades

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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.

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April’s Doer of the Month: An epic commute

BeforeOn 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.

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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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