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.
Alex Fowler has been one of our long standing heros, having earned the title of Doer of the Month for his Great North Swim campaign back in July 2013. But that wasn’t enough to satisfy his passion for change, and so it wasn’t long before he got his company, Siemens, signed up to use Do Nation Pro.
As with more and more of our clients, neither employee engagement nor internal sustainability are in Alex’s job remit, but he simply saw the need for change and took up the mantle.
I caught up with Alex to find out about what it all meant for him.
Eleonore is our latest Doer of the Month, earning the crown thanks to her impressive efforts in her first triathlon in June, raising 57 pledges in support of it. We caught up with her to hear her story and advice on inspiring friends to live more sustainably through Do Nation.
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.
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.
Now, Andy explains why they’re both about to set off on another French adventure, this time a whopping 1,500 mile cycle tour to explore the stadiums, sustainability and social enterprises (& cheese!) in each Euro2016 host city.
Our doer of the month for September 2015 is Mike Forde who ran the Inverness Marathon.
Mike used Do Nation because he wanted to run a marathon but he didn’t want to ask for money, he wanted to create some really amazing change in his community and to use Do Nation as a way to start conversations about sustainability in a much more positive way than usual.
Before his challenge he managed to raise 15 pledges – this equates to 323 kg CO2 saved in just two months.
Last week I found myself chatting to the wonderful Zoe Morrison, our Eco-thrifty Doer of the Month. Zoe has spent the last year setting herself monthly challenges around living more sustainably. On top of that she’s been encouraging people to get involved by inviting them to make a pledge on The DoNation