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5000mileproject: Running the length of South America, unsupported

from 27 Jul 2012 - 25 Oct 2013 in Chile to Venezuela, via Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil

On 27 July 2012, as the Olympic gun resonates through the streets of London, British couple Katharine & David Lowrie began their own Olympics.

An epic journey to run the length of South America; 10.000kms (6,400 miles), the equivalent of 250 marathons, through some of the most awe inspiring and biologically rich ecosystems on earth, and YOUR HELP will keep us motivated on the endless road!!!!!

We will run unsupported and pull our gear in a trailer (made of recycled materials, of course!) containing equipment for camping, communications, science, survival. The expedition will be a ‘world first’; first woman and first couple to run the continent.

GOALS
• Raise money for wildlife charities to conserve, threatened habitats in South America, ensuring their conservation through local governance and employment.
• Connect people to the communities and wildlife they meet via our interactive website and on-the-road communications and examine how, through our actions, we are connected.
• Inspire environmental action; to prove that with small steps we can tackle seemingly insurmountable challenges; it's not too late to protect the world's remaining unspoilt ecosystems, but time is running out.

So Yes, We're asking you to sponsor us... But no, We're not asking you to give me your change: We're asking you to create change.

The DoNation is all about creating a more sustainable world, about protecting the environment on which our livelihoods depend. And the environment needs our action more than it needs our cash.

HOW IT WORKS:
Browse the DoActions and find one (or more) that suits you, then make your pledge(s). Some are really easy; others take a bit more effort.

You only pledge to do your chosen action for two months and all the information you need is provided here on The DoNation, making it really easy to complete. You'll receive a few helpful reminders and then at the end of the two months you'll be asked to confirm how you got on.

So please, get doing!

Thank you!!

Running the length of South America, unsupported

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List of pledges
Total saved: 13,772 kg CO2

21 Dec 2013
Potential savings of 3423KG of CO2
19 Nov 2013
Potential savings of 18KG of CO2
LED's for us...every little counts !
21 Oct 2013
Potential savings of 220KG of CO2
One dog down - a few more to go till my drafts are excluded.
20 Oct 2013
Potential savings of 220KG of CO2
Time to exclude those drafts.
RachelF pledged Veg out
17 Oct 2013
Confirmed savings of 12KG of CO2
Me and my family Will cut out meat one day a week, pass the veggie cook book!
09 Oct 2013
Potential savings of 21KG of CO2
09 Oct 2013
Potential savings of 91KG of CO2
08 Oct 2013
Potential savings of 27KG of CO2
08 Oct 2013
Potential savings of 6KG of CO2
08 Oct 2013
Confirmed savings of 68KG of CO2
08 Oct 2013
Potential savings of 2KG of CO2
03 Oct 2013
Confirmed savings of 11KG of CO2
Hilary pledged Veg out
01 Oct 2013
Confirmed savings of 8KG of CO2
I have cut down my meat intake to about 3 a week. I'll try to get to once!
Baz pledged Smart drive
30 Sep 2013
Potential savings of 62KG of CO2
I feel guilty living like this...I'm going to go to hell
28 Sep 2013
Potential savings of 16KG of CO2
19 Sep 2013
Potential savings of 24KG of CO2
19 Sep 2013
Potential savings of 47KG of CO2
19 Sep 2013
Potential savings of 8KG of CO2
To limit the amount of times I use the kettle and always fill it with the volume of water I need
L A F T pledged Tea time
19 Sep 2013
Confirmed savings of 4KG of CO2
We'll start measuring more carefully.
19 Sep 2013
Confirmed savings of 11KG of CO2
We'll make a concerted effort to turn off extraneous lights.

From: 39 pledges

17 Sep 2013
Potential savings of 91KG of CO2
17 Sep 2013
Potential savings of 6KG of CO2
16 Sep 2013
Confirmed savings of 629KG of CO2
This Wednesday, meeting cancelled 2 hour telecon set up instead, if I get reprimanded I send them to you
16 Sep 2013
Potential savings of 644KG of CO2
Tapped into Good Energy's south west tariff, thanks Delabole!
16 Sep 2013
Confirmed savings of 62KG of CO2
16 Sep 2013
Confirmed savings of 15KG of CO2
Andy G pledged Eat up
16 Sep 2013
Confirmed savings of 46KG of CO2
16 Sep 2013
Potential savings of 587KG of CO2
Nothing is "usual" for me, but I´m currently promoting my book "Starry Night" by bicycle!
Jake B pledged Veg out
16 Sep 2013
Potential savings of 8KG of CO2
Veg pasty then
16 Sep 2013
Potential savings of 29KG of CO2
Do I have to deduct the extra pasty?
12 Sep 2013
Potential savings of 220KG of CO2
I'll be sacrificing my quiet time to be nagged by my husband for 45 minutes each way three times a week. That's dedication to the cause!!
Em F pledged Tea time
10 Sep 2013
Confirmed savings of 4KG of CO2
10 Sep 2013
Potential savings of 8KG of CO2
We drink an insane amount of tea in our house, it's ridiculous.. I pledge to just fill the kettle up to whatever if required for a cup of tea. No more no less.
08 Sep 2013
Potential savings of 55KG of CO2
Right now eat 2 meaty meals a day for lunch and din. Will cut this in half.
08 Sep 2013
Confirmed savings of 54KG of CO2
05 Sep 2013
Potential savings of 49KG of CO2
04 Sep 2013
Potential savings of 29KG of CO2
Looking forward to feeling fitter too!
24 Apr 2013
Potential savings of 24KG of CO2
Landy pledged PC Power
04 Jun 2012
Confirmed savings of 6KG of CO2