Don't just talk, act!
In May we celebrate nature on two occasions - World Bee Day on 20 May and Biodiversity Day and Day of Hungarian Nature on 22 May. These play a big role in opening our eyes to the fact that we can do a lot for our environment and the Earth at an individual level. With the help of the Game On project, we have put together three activities to help you stay environmentally aware in your everyday life. You can find the press material by clicking here.
Let us learn and encourage others to do the same!
Many of us watch the news about climate change with concern and anxiety about the future. It's important to be well informed and to get information from reliable sources, because fake news can mislead us and increase our anxiety.
Climate Compact, developed by Game On, shows in 12 simple lessons what climate change entails and what its social and economic impacts are globally and in Europe. The lessons in this easy-to-follow, science-based course are supported by animated videos. Participants will also receive a certificate of achievement at the end of the course.
For example, the fourth lesson, Conserving Biodiversity, focuses on the variety of biodiversity, which, along with bees, is crucial for food production and the health of the ecosystem. When bees are threatened, pollination is disrupted, leading to reduced crop yields and loss of plant species.
Sustainable everyday life through play
Most of us like to measure our performance - counting calories in and calories burned, kilometres covered, time spent exercising. Why not also measure what we have done for the environment on a given day? The Climate Game mobile app is a fun way to track how sustainably we live our daily lives. To meet the Paris climate agreement targets, everyone on Earth should reduce their carbon emissions to less than 3 tonnes of carbon dioxide. However, most people cannot measure how much CO2 they emit in their daily lives through their habits and lifestyles. The app helps to create a so-called “carbon footprint intuition” and encourages everyday, sustainable actions to collectively reduce CO2 emissions. The app is available for Android and iOs.
Let's inspire each other!
Living greener always starts with small steps: making sure you don't waste electricity, using public transport or cycling instead of driving, not buying water in plastic bottles - can you go on? If you can, and would like to share what you do every day to protect the environment or be inspired by other people's stories, visit Game On's "My Story" website! Upload your own short video in English or Hungarian and listen to other people's stories!
About the Game On! project:
The "Game on! Let's not let climate change end the game" project is an initiative of a consortium of 10 partners from 8 Central and Eastern European countries. The initiative aims to inspire young people around the world to take action and respond to the existential threat that climate change poses to the future of humanity. The project has been made possible thanks to funding from the DEAR (Development Education and Awareness Raising) programme.
The project seeks to mobilise this energy in the region and around the world through "gamification", focusing first on three key areas: biodiversity conservation, adaptation and mitigation, and climate justice. It raises awareness of climate change problems and possible solutions through a range of activities - apps, geocaching, board games, museum exhibitions and theatre plays. In the "climate game" we are fighting for survival. We have to win.
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