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.
Here are a few things we took from it…
We’re heading west! The Do Team will be in down Bristol for much of this year’s fantastic Bristol Big Green Week. Continue reading
The title of this blog is borrowed from a famous Take That song. Unfortunately, they weren’t really writing about behaviour change, but the title sums up the challenge we face when trying to change our behaviour. With all the internal and external conflicts (even greater than those faced by Take That themselves) pulling against what we know we should do, it often means everything changes but you. Continue reading
When I first heard about Ekocycle I was sceptical. At Do Nation, we’re on a mission to make sustainability mainstream; Ekocycle seemed to be making it elite. Through selling £1,400 bags made out of recycled Coca Cola bottles, were they not just going to solidify the misconception that eco equals expensive, that sustainability is a reserve of the middle class? Continue reading
Despite being a tech startup based in the heart of Shoreditch we have never really thought of ourselves as being “cool”. However in a weeks’ time we will be pitching our business in the “coolest competition in the world”. Continue reading
No matter how hard we try, we all live in our own little bubbles, it’s just one of those unavoidable facts of life – or working life, at least. Perhaps a cluster of bubbles is a more realistic image.
Last night I attended a Guardian Live talk with Naomi Klein and Owen Jones. I was really excited; Naomi Klein’s book, The Shock Doctrine had fuelled my Master’s degree in International Relations, and even kept me working hard on it when I was apt to procrastinate. Continue reading
Once again we’re here in Hever Triathlon season and once again we heroically attempt to do what few men(or women) dare to do: partake in a triathlon. Continue reading
Last night Hermione and I had the exciting opportunity to attend the Ethical Observer awards on behalf of one of our top Doers, David Kemp. David used The DoNation as part of his entry to the Great Energy Race sponsored by B&Q. He was shortlisted for an award after renovating his home, adopting new low carbon habits within the family, and inspiring others to do their bit via his Donate by Doing page. Continue reading