Here are six things I heard at B Inspired that have lingered in my thoughts over the last month, and I thought worth sharing, late as they may be. Continue reading
Gemma 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
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
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.
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.
Why put yourself through such pain, I hear you ask? Continue reading
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?
Do Nation is here to help. Continue reading
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…
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.
This week the Do Team are joining 40 other cyclist to make an intrepid voyage across the channel to Paris for the finale of COP21.
You can read all about why we’re braving the wintry weather in Hermione’s own words here.
If you’d like to support one of our riders with a pledge head here.
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.