“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 →
Falling on April 2nd 2017, Good Deeds Day is a global day where people from 75 countries come together to do good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet. 1.5million people participated in 2016.
It is based on a simple idea that we like a lot: that everyone can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and change the world positively. Continue reading →
Heather took on the volunteer role of Do Nation Ambassador, encouraging others to lead the change through Do Nation, inspiring their friends to try out new, healthy, environmentally friendly habits. Here she shares her motivations and lessons for any other budding Do Nation Ambassadors out there.
Last month, something impressive happened in Edinburgh. No, I’m not talking about the festival – but the Arthur’s Seat Challenge. Committed climate activist Dave Bell organised the 24 hour race of the UK’s most famous volcano – who could climb Arthur’s Seat the most times in 24 hours?
Andrew Rigg topped the charts, climbing the 131m ascent an impressive 41 times in 24 hours. My legs wobble just thinking about it.
Events from Earth Hour to World Environment Day, Health & Wellbeing Week to Fairtrade Fortnight all offer great opportunities to engage your staff in sustainability. But while some set the office a-buzz with conversations about sustainability, others fizzle out with no impact on attitudes or behaviours.
Last month, I hosted a session for Bristol Big Green Week where I covered ten tips for running a successful behaviour change campaign. It was a big success (I think).
I had been pretty nervous that people would regret getting out of bed early only to hear me rambling through a list of things that were second nature to them. But thankfully, I think my fears were unfounded. It seemed that people found the tips genuinely useful (and, at times, even a little amusing).
So I asked Nick to write them up into a quick blog that we could share out later that day.
A couple of weeks ago, Rich and I packed our bags and headed off to a festival, ahem, conference, like no other: LearnFest.
Three days of learning and adventuring on the banks of Lake Windermere was a recipe for fun – especially when you throw in the seriously diverse group of people we were with, ranging from bankers and car-makers to reggae teachers and mountain climbers.