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
A speed blog from me today.
We have five new priority Do Actions for August. Here’s what they are and why we chose them.
Challenge yourself this Autumn to an 8km obstacle run for Do Nation. It won’t be easy, you will get muddy, but use it to raise pledges amongst your friends and family and it will be worthwhile.
Here’s the deal: you challenge yourself to getting wet, muddy and generally exhausted; those supporting you challenge themselves by pledging to make an environmental change in their lives for 2 months. That’s the time it takes for something to become a habit, so together we’ll be creating permanent change. Continue reading
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.
Here’s their story… 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…
On 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.
Our latest doer of the month is the fab Chloe Hampson, who ran the Barcelona marathon in March supported by an incredible 103 pledges from friends, family and colleagues.