B Corps, Good Deeds Day, and Fairtrade ice cream!

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Calling all B Corps – listen up! 

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

Reflections from a Do Nation Ambassador

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Thanks to Heather Mack, 12 Doers came together last weekend for a muddy, sweaty, laughter-filled race, raising support in the form of 243 pledges and saving as much carbon as 66 flights from Bristol to Belfast.

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.

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Volcanic Efforts

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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.

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World Environment Day: your chance to shine

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Do you want to show your staff that you care about your organisation’s environmental impact?

Do you want to help your employees to improve their health and wellbeing?

Are you frustrated by the struggle to encourage colleagues to start recycling, without being labeled as a raging eco-warrior?

Or do you simply want to reduce your organisation’s energy bills and travel costs?

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Natasha Fanshawe: 6 marathons, 5 days, 1 desert.

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Follow the tracks. Photo courtesy of 4deserts.com

Natasha Fanshawe is a freelance project manager from London. Earlier this month, she ran 250 km across the Sahara Desert in Namibia as part of the 4deserts Sahara Race, raising support through pledges on Do Nation.

Together, her friends saved as much carbon as 10,513 bananas. I caught up with her to hear a bit more about this mind-boggling challenge…

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Green Week or Green Wash? How to make the most of your campaign.

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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.

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Ten tips on behaviour change – keeping it brief

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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.

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Five lessons we learnt at LearnFest

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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.

Here are a few things we took from it…

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