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. 

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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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Doer of the month for September 2015 – Mike Forde, running the Inverness Marathon

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Our doer of the month for September 2015 is Mike Forde who ran the Inverness Marathon.

Mike used Do Nation because he wanted to run a marathon but he didn’t want to ask for money, he wanted to create some really amazing change in his community and to use Do Nation as a way to start conversations about sustainability in a much more positive way than usual.

Before his challenge he managed to raise 15 pledges – this equates to 323 kg CO2 saved in just two months.

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Doer of the month August 2015 – Sophie Cardinal, Running 5k to raise awareness of habits affecting the environment

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Our doer of the month for August 2015 is Sophie Cardinal who ran in the 5k in Gosport. We were thrilled that her race went well and that she set a new personal best.

Sophie used Do Nation as she wanted to do a sponsored run but didn’t want to raise money – she wanted to raise actions. Before her challenge she managed to raise 38 pledges – this equates to 4,457 kg CO2 saved in just two months.

That’s the same carbon as is emitted by 9 flights from London to New York by plane.

After her challenge we spoke to Sophie – “Often people feel powerless when it comes to climate change but using Do Nation as a platform for my 5k, really helped to show me, my friends and family how important the little actions are in helping to look after our environment.”

You can see Sophie’s challenge here.

What does it mean to be a doer of the month?

We really like to celebrate our most enthusiastic and inspirational Doers. So each month, we reward our the person or team who collects the most pledges with a year’s supply of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream!

Could you be the next to scoop the title?