With our increasing dependence on cell phones, it’s a wonder we ever did anything without them. Such a fairly new invention has become the most basic of utilities while more recently also taking its place as a main source of entertainment. It shouldn’t be too long before we are able to carry our phones as methods of payment (already in use at Starbucks) and as keys to our homes and vehicles. And just when they were perfecting the man-purse…
Games in and of themselves are great; but games that also do good are awesome. Good World Games had the crazy idea that maybe games are more than about having fun and entertaining your brain for a few minutes here a few hours there, although that is important stuff. What if games can change the way people behave in their real world lives? What if games can get people reflexively helping out noble causes as naturally as they do laundry, brush their teeth, or drive to work? What if giving just became apart of what we do everyday?
The game is also educational, teaching children the importance of environmental and animal conservation and their own responsibility in caring for the Earth.
It’s long been in development but it’s finally here! The 787 Dreamliner is extremely fuel-efficient with an on-board atmosphere designed to cut down on jetlag. Japanese carrier ANA will operate the 787’s first passenger flight at the end of next month!
MyConservation Heroes: Interview with Danielle Brigida | Good World Games
Danielle Brigida is a self-proclaimed wildlife geek and works as the Digital Marketing Manager for the National Wildlife Federation. She actively engages a wide range of constituents using a mixture of online tools and social networking sites. An early adopter of social media with creative, engaging campaigns, Danielle has been recognized as one of the 75 Environmentalists to follow by Mashable and a featured Changemaker by Change.org; A Measurement Maven of the Month by Katie Paine. She’s a sought after speaker with more than 20 appearances over the past year. She’s spoken at conferences such as South by Southwest (SXSW), PR News Digital Media Summit, Blog World, Nonprofit Technology Conference, Netroots Nation, as well as several webinars.
The Busycle is made entirely out of recycled products and can carry 15 passengers at once, each with a pair of pedals to use.
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Global Energy Efficiency Around The World.
This philosophy of “gaming for social good” has taken off in recent years, with games popping up seeking to tackle issues of hunger, poverty, community cohesion, environmental sustainability and education. Toronto-based Good World Games recently released My Conservation Park, a socially conscious game that sees players build and manage a wildlife reserve.
Mark Evans profiles us in The Globe & Mail!
Serial entrepreneur Greg Sukornyk looked at the activities of charities online and the growing popularity of online gaming, and figured there was an opportunity to marry them in a way that could benefit charities while still entertaining game players. Since the first game was launched a couple of months ago…more than 10,000 people have played, while the non-profits involved have been enthusiastic about the concept and business model.