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DOT CHALLENGE APP
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:
DOT Challenge App
Take your first step to doing a DOT by downloading the app on the below links.
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
Braam Malherbe‘s ‘Bug Blue’ Blog – Day 45 Mid South Atlantic Ocean (about 5,000kms from Cape Town) Notes from the cabin The Story Behind Mhondoro While taking strain today in the extreme heat with blisters open and salty, I thought of Africa, the bush veld, my home. I would like to share the special story […]
Braam Malherbe‘s ‘Big Blue’ Blog – Day 43 Mid South Atlantic Ocean Notes from the cabin After weeks of cloud, rain squalls, high seas, wind and currents, there is calm! Not nice calm, although beautiful ASEA blue ocean, clear sky and sun, it is blistering hot and we have an adverse subtle side wind that […]
Braam Malherbe‘s ‘Big Blue’ Blog – Day 42 Mid South Atlantic Ocean Notes from the cabin After yet another, and very serious, super tanker near-collision at 04.00 this morning (see pic), I rowed the Leopard.tv oars in contemplative silence as the stars waned and the grey dawn began lighting the eastern horizon. To be honest, […]
Braam Malherbe‘s ‘Big Blue’ Blog – Day 41 Mid South Atlantic Ocean Notes from the cabin I want to start by saying a BIG ‘thank you’ to everyone for your prayers, well-wishes and motivating me to keep going! Over the past weeks I have been sent many questions. Here are a few Q&A’s: Q: Where […]
Braam Malherbe‘s ‘Big Blue’ Blog – Day 39 evening Mid South Atlantic Ocean Notes from the cabin This has been a good day! After so many days of cloud, rain, storms and rough seas the bright Atlantic sun shines down on an exceptionally deep blue sea! Whilst rowing, my mind wandered (as it does!) and […]
Braam’s ‘Big Blue’ Blog – Day 39 Morning Mid South Atlantic Ocean Notes from the (smelly) cabin – ‘The BIG little things’ How does one keep going then, when obstacle after obstacle stand in your way? Sometimes, seemingly small things can make a world of difference! Here are two that are especially dear to me […]
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.