Ecological Footprint Savings

Habitat players will be asked questions about their environmental behaviours and also be provided with the amount of saving they have made undertaking real world actions. All the algorithms measuring the behaviours will be undertaken by the ISA team at Sydney University:

http://www.isa.org.usyd.edu.au/

We will be measuring these savings in terms of Carbon/Energy (C02), Land area (m sq) and Water (L).

In order for these savings to resonate with our players, their savings will be represented in terms of the number of objects just as hot air balloons, swimming pools, barrels of oil and soccer fields they have saved.

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We will be measuring the savings for individual players and as the Habitat community. Over time we hope that the savings they make as a community will be impressive and kids will be able to see what they can achieve when they work together as a unit.

There is an old African proverb we love; “If you want to go quickly do alone. If you want to go far go together.”

Sustainability expert Chris Andrew talks a little about the importance of working together as a collective:

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About habitatthegame

The world’s habitats are in danger and you can help save them. In the vein of the Tamagotchi persistence play craze of the 90s, users will undertake actions to keep an endangered animal alive. In Habitat game players will adopt a polar bear. To keep the bear alive and healthy, players need to successfully complete events in the game and undertake real world actions. By completing these TASKS players will progress through levels, increasing the health of their bear and earn badges of recognition for their efforts. Ultimately the goal is to save the world by improving the bear’s health.

Posted on September 20, 2013, in Algorithms, Habitat the Game and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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