Cross-Posting from Serious Games Experts Blog
FOMENTING A SEA CHANGE IN EMPOWERED ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION TO MAKE DISCOVERY OF CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTIONS FUN AND EASY
According to CPL (Cool Planet Labs), climate change is the greatest environmental challenge we face. Organizations that are taking actionable steps to address climate change challenges work within a highly fragmented and often resource-poor environment: they compete for supporter dollars and actions in a very inefficient manner. Social networking solutions and social gaming can be used to massively effect climate change action, but no single solution integrates either into a single climate change action framework. The public is bombarded with online headlines about climate change and yet there is no source of aggregated climate data and solutions that is readily available online. Current strategies for sharing information often result in overwhelm, passivity and denial. A single effective, easy to use and fun online network that allows these organizations and their supporters to participate in massive scale online collaboration is the only way to stem the tide of this crisis and reduce the cost of doing so at the same time.
Cool Planet Labs is designing a climate change solution library, an engaging cross platform, web-based environment for the exchange of information on climate change solutions that can be implemented by individuals and small community groups, and a space where the community can post, access, explore, and share information on implementation.
Carolyn M. Scott, Executive Director at Cool Planet Labs, is an environmental educator and award-winning filmmaker, who is passionate about mobilizing people, especially young people, to support and implement effective, action-oriented, community-based solutions to global challenges.