Sarah Nolan: Doer of the Month, May 2017

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Sarah Nolan is studying for an MSc in Carbon Management at Edinburgh University, and decided to sign up to the Edinburgh Half Marathon to raise awareness and action through Do Nation.  

Through raising 37 pledges, together saving as much carbon as 16.5 flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam, she became our latest Doer of the Month, scooping a year’s supply of Ben & Jerry’s fairtrade ice cream. Here’s her story. Continue reading

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

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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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Doer of the month for May 2015: Kim Dowsett, Edinburgh Marathon

Kim Dowsett, Doer of the month May 2015

What better way to celebrate turning 30 than by running 42.2 km? Well that’s what Kim thought before taking on her first ever Marathon up in Edinburgh. She finished with a fab time of 4 hours and 8 minutes. Congrats Kim, consider the Ben & Jerry’s a birthday gift from us!

In support of this challenge, Kim’s friends made 25 pledges on Do Nation, saving 1,228 kgCO2
in the process.

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Doer of the month for June 2014: Ed Perrin, Run Hackney Half Marathon

Ed Perrin Doer of the Month June 2014

This month’s top Doer is Ed Perrin who accidentally found himself running the Run Hackney half marathon after his wife sneakily signed him up! He still did a splendid job training and raising pledges though – even managing to persuade four separate friends to switch their energy supplier to a greener one. Good on yer Ed!

Ed saved 3,481 kg CO2 from 48 pledges

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Doer of the month for May 2014: Clarissa Widya, Edinburgh Marathon

doer of the month May 2014: Clarissa Widya

After years of running halves, Clarissa decided to go all out by running the Edinburgh marathon. Working through a dodgy knee, and lack of music Clarissa was able to beat her set time of 5 hours comfortably, as well as getting over double the amount of target pledges! At the last minute she bagged an extra 20 pledges, securing herself a years supply of ice cream.

Clarissa saved 2,311kg CO2 from 65 pledges

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Doer of the month for April 2014: Llorenc Mila i Canals, Paris Marathon

Doer of the month April 2014: Llorenc

This was Llorenc’s first ever marathon and he found it tough – but ultimately came out on top with a year’s supply of ice cream. Having promised his sponsors he’d make 10 pledges himself if he reached his target, the tables have turned and Llorenc is now Walking on, Stepping Up and Driving smartly amongst other things! Way to lead the change Llorenc!

Llorenc saved 4,672kg COfrom 79 pledges

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Doer of the month for October 2013: Hanna Murphy, Oxford Half Marathon

Doer of the month October 2013: Hanna Murphy

Hanna took the plunge this month after her friend signed her up for the half marathon. She spread The DoNation word far and wide – (including a hilarious converation with her Gran) and notched up an impressive 42 pledges. Some of which had seriously high carbon savings! Good work Hanna!

Hanna saved 3,786kg CO2 from 42 pledges

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Doer of the month for April 2013: Hannah and Emma, Brighton and London Marathon

Doer of the month April 2013: Hannah and Emma

Running a marathon is too much for most of us, but Hannah and Emma ran one each! And in the process they received 42 pledges, helping to save 3,962 kg of CO2 and making them April’s Doers of the Month. Fantastic efforts and fantastic timings – well done!

Hannah and Emma saved 3,962kg COfrom 43 pledges

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