BITL and CLEO have partnered with MIT and Climate Interactive to scale their "World Energy Game" to target audiences across South and Central Florida, including high schools, universities, and the vulnerable, faith, business and decision maker communities.
What is the World Energy Game?
World Energy is a role playing team negotiations game to explore climate & energy solutions in order to meet our global goal to get under 2-degrees Celsius temperature rise by year 2100. The game was developed out of MIT's Systems Dynamics computer simulation modeling group and their spinout nonprofit called Climate Interactive. Learn more at Climate Interactive's World Energy Game site.
Why is World Energy a game changer?
Both games developed by Climate Interactive, World Climate and World Energy, have been delivered to audiences across the world with extreme success including to the White House and UN. It is a unique game-play format for actively learning about energy and policy solutions like renewable energy and carbon price. It places people in a Problem Solving and high Agency mode, and it helps people realize the magnitude of solutions and collaboration that is required to solve the climate crisis. These games have been measured to significantly increase participants' knowledge about climate change solutions while changing their attitudes and motivation to change behavior.
Phase 1 - Prototyping:
- We delivered a pilot game to forty students and teachers at Cushman High School on October 20
- We are signing on three more high schools to run a second pilot in January 2018
- We will deliver a third pilot to three more high schools in Miami in March 2018
Phase 2 - Scaling:
- Summer 2019 - We we will run a train the trainer program to enable the World Energy Game to scale to more high schools and community forums
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