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    Are you prepared to take up the DOT Challenge?


    Do 1 Thing

    Are you willing to make simple daily lifestyle changes to save the planet?

Do 1 Thing and help save the planet

DOT, which stands for Do 1 Thing, is a challenge that encourages you to make simple lifestyle changes, known as DOTs, which have a positive impact on our environment. Most of these planet-saving changes can be implemented immediately, most likely won’t cost you anything and, in fact, will probably save you money.

“We all have the ability to positively impact our environment on a daily basis. Together we can make our planet healthy, green and sustainable again.” – Braam Malherbe

Think about it. If you saved, for instance, 1 litre of water every day by turning the tap off when brushing your teeth, and you got your friends and family to do the same, and they, in turn, got all of their family and friends to do the same, in a short time, by working together you would have saved thousands of litres of water. And all by making a small change in your daily routine, which didn’t cost you a thing, saved you money and of course, more importantly, precious drinking water.

Dare to take up the DOT Challenge

Become a part of the DOT community and download the DOT Challenge app. Each day, the app will challenge you to Do 1 Thing that will positively impact the longevity of our planet.

 For example, today’s DOT may challenge you to say no to plastic straws. By accepting this challenge, you’re committing to the environment that you will no longer contribute to plastic ending up in landfills and oceans.

 Imagine the impact if your family and friends also took up the challenge. That is what the DOT Challenge app is all about – giving you the knowledge on how to affect change and the ability to challenge others to do the same.

The DOT Challenge categories

The DOT Challenge encompasses four vital categories:



Implementing water-saving techniques saves money and diverts less water from our dams, lakes and rivers. Conserving water can also reduce water and waste-water treatment costs, along with the amount of energy needed to manage them. This, in turn, lowers energy demands and helps minimise air pollution. We all need to be more concerned with water efficiency – not just in dry or drought stricken areas. As our population grows, demands on our water resources increase. There are many ways to use household water more effectively. Homes with high-efficiency plumbing fixtures and appliances save about 30 percent of indoor water used and yield substantial savings on water, sewer, and energy bills.



Everyone’s talking about how much food we eat, but less about the food we don’t. The amount of global food waste produced could feed billions of people. Unfortunately, that wasted food often ends up in landfills, turning into methane gas that heats up the atmosphere. Wasting food is also a waste of the production resources and energy that went into its manufacture. We must act with urgency and be more careful about consumption and reduce our daily food waste. We also need to reduce food packaging. Food packaging makes up almost two thirds of packaging waste: meaning more waste and more methane gas. Individuals can do something about this problem: it begins with awareness.



Did you know that the FDA doesn’t actually regulate the ingredients used in most personal care and of these products contain chemicals that are potentially dangerous to humans and the environment. Some products hygiene products such as makeup, perfume and body lotion. And many also contain palm oil, an important environmental resource that we’re using up too quickly. Before beautifying, take a look at the safety information for some common personal care items. Then choose items with ingredients that are friendlier on your body and the environment (and support the companies who make them).



Most of our energy use comes from fossil fuels like petroleum and coal that provide electricity and gas to power our growing energy needs. These resources are non-renewable which means that we will eventually run out. Conserving energy not only helps to conserve resources but also translates into financial savings. When we drive our cars, wash our hands and turn lights on, we usually don’t stop to assess the amount of resources we are using. We also don’t stop to think that we are depleting resources that are not boundless.

DOT Challenge App

Take your first step to doing a DOT by downloading the app on the below links.


We have gone all out to try provide you the best app we could that enables you to log your DOT, make a change and help save our planet.


As for Apple, we have build an Andriod version for your convenience. Have a look.


Cape To Rio Row

Raising awareness for the DOT Challenge

Braam and Wayne have committed to raising awareness for the DOT Challenge by attempting the most daunting venture yet – rowing the distance of the Cape to Rio yacht race! Known as one of the toughest races in the world, Braam and Wayne will row a distance of approximately 6 700 kilometres with no assistance or support. They will make this formidable transatlantic crossing in a 6,8 metre long and 1,8 metre wide vessel, rowing in 2 hour shifts 24/7 over an estimated 3 months.

If successful, not only will this be a world first, the visibility and global interest it will receive will highlight the vital importance of protecting the Earth and its biodiversity. Most significantly, it is an invitation for all 7.2 billion humans on this planet to pull together and help save our planet by Doing 1 Thing and participating in the DOT Challenge.

As Braam and Wayne put it,‘we have committed the single greatest crime against humanity by virtually exhausting the resources of a finite Earth. We have seriously compromised our children’s future. The DOT Challenge is our first step in helping to put this right.’

Notes from the cabin

The Team

Environmentalist, adventurer, TV presenter, author, honorary ranger, motivational speaker, conservationist, man on a mission. Too numerous to mention here, Braam’s many achievements in the name of conservation include running the great wall of China (a distance of 4218 km in just 98 days) training rangers for counter poaching operations, racing to the South Pole while pulling his own sled, and running the entire coastline from Namibia to Mozambique – a distance of 3278 km. But Braam’ most important contribution to conservation is using his accumulated experiences to inspire ordinary people to make a difference, not only in their own lives, but to the future wellbeing of this planet. As a youth developer, he facilitates outdoor leadership camps where he teaches children about their place in nature as well as how to survive in it. As one if the world’s most sought-after motivational speakers, Braam never fails to leave his audience inspired and empowered to embrace change for good. And now he is about to embark on his greatest adventure of all, and he wants the entire planet to join him.


Do you want contribute towards making our planet healthy and sustainable again? Do you want to join the global movement working to help protect and preserve planet Earth?

Braam is going to spend three months, at the mercy of the elements and ocean, making this formidable transatlantic crossing to raise awareness for the #DOT Challenge and #DOT App.

But, we need help to get Braam to Rio, and to ensure the longevity of the #DOT Challenge and #DOT App initiatives once he returns. Donations will go towards non-profit companies that use best practices in Water, Waste, Conservations and Energy. As every small donation counts, collectively, they make a big difference. Click here to contribute.