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Sustainability Learning Games


Art Canvas

Art Canvas Turning your neighbourhood into a canvas for art by decorating it with reusable materials Sustainability Category: House and Living GameCard Type: Activity Location: everywhere outside your house Player Group Everyone 0 Importance 0 Difficulty 0 Fun #art_canvas #neighbourhood_decoration #decoration_cheap_material Further Information Gejia Village in China Sustainable Development Goals Facts: Every week people in each neighbourhood can gather together. they bring all the reusable material that they have collected during the week. they start decorating their neighbourhood. Pros it can beautify neighbourhoods it can decrese waste production it can increase social activities between residents it can decrease CO2 emissions it can increase gender equality because all people can participate Cons 1. At the beginning people might be reluctant, because they might feel it is difficult or not possible Obstacles Solutions 1. some artists from the neighbourhood can teach people how to use such materials to decorate their neighbourhoods Top: people come together every week, try to collaborate and enjoy their time to fight climate change in the scale of their neighborhood  Flop: people do not accept this idea and try to spend time on their own Sustainability-Indicators Social &
Economical the same experience in Gejia village: the total economic output around 120,000 in 2019,in 2020 expected to reach 500,000 yuan it increased the income of local residents by 2.5 million yuan ($385,910)   Scientific Sources – – – – – – – Authors & Editors Cong Zhiqiang, associate professor at the School of Art from Renmin University of China Gejia Residents

Sustainable Day

Sustainable Day A day for doing small sustainable activities in the neighbourhood Sustainability Category: House and Living GameCard Type: Activity Location: Everywhere in the neighbourhood Player Group Everyone     0 Importance 0 Difficulty 0 Fun #sustainable_day   #sustainable_cooporation Sustainable Development Goals Facts: in each neighbourhood they choose one day as the sustainable day. During this day, they do sustainable activities around the neighbourhood such as cleaning the street, planting trees, recyclying some wastes and so on Tips & Guidance people choose one day as the sustainable day in their neighbourhood all age groups in all genders come together and do sustainable activities all around the area create an archive of pictures, movies with other documents from their actions Pros it can increase gender equality because everybody can do it it can increase social activities among people it can teach people what they can do to act sustainable   Cons Obstacles 1. People might be busy and not join the group Solutions we can choose one day of the weekend people can join for even an hour not the whole day Top: people come together every week, try to collaborate and enjoy their time to fight climate change in the scale of their neighborhood Flop: people do not accept this idea and try to spend time on their own Scientific Sources 10 Ways to Encourage Sustainability in Your Community

Using The Used

Using The Used Recycling construction materials by using the construction material of the demolished buildings to construct new ones Sustainability Category: Product & Services GameCard Type: Knowledge Card Location: It can happen everywhere, in the city or village Player Group AdultsWorkersEntrepreneurs 0 Importance 0 Difficulty 0 Fun #recycled_material #Using_the_Used Sustainable Development Goals Facts: A website or an application can be designed to connect people/workers/engineers who need construction materials to build new buildings with the ones who want to demolise one, living in the same city. Materials can be exchanged for free. Tips & Guidance In each neighbourhood people can inform their local service club about the demolishing or construction of their houses The local service club can connect people together People can exchange the material Pros It can decrease the amount of CO2 emissions(less construction material production/short distance transportation) It can save lands because the amount of waste produced will be decreased It can save a lot of money   Cons The amount of material that can be used for building a new one might not be enough Such materials might not be always available for people The demolition of the buildings takes longer in this game card     Obstacles 1. Due to the difficulty of this game card people might be reluctant to use such materials Solutions For the demolidion of the buildings we can hire trained workers who are able to provide  more useable materials from the ruins in a shorter time Sustainability-Indicators Energy [kWh] Overall, the bricks produced by the process had a average fuel consumption of 1.8 MJ/kg of bricks produced, but with individual kiln’s fuel consumption varying from 100 to over 300 kg of coal per 1000 bricks, i.e., 2600 to 7800 MJ/1000 bricks. Water [L] One brick paving block requires 0.25 L of water for the stirring process. Climate [CO2eq] One ton of newly manufactured bricks releases 258 kg of CO2 emissions, whereas a ton of recycled bricks emits 2,7 kg.        Social &
Economical Homeowners typically pay between $340 and $850 for 1,000 bricks but could pay anywhere from $250 to $3,730.   Scientific Sources –—off-0cdl–00-0—-0-10-0—0—0direct-10—4——-0-0l–11-en-50—20-about—00-0-1-00-0–4—-0-0-11-10-0utfZz-8-00&cl=CL2.5&d=HASH6160c2d42fccbfed2297af.4.5&gt=1#:~:text=Overall%2C%20the%20bricks%20produced%20by,to%207800%20MJ%2F1000%20bricks. – –,its%20production%20than%20recycled%20bricks. –

1 Seed Challenge

1 Seed Challege planting 1 seed from your fruit or vegetables waste every week Sustainability Category: Food & Drinks GameCard Type: Activity Location: Everywhere Player Group City People | Country People | Children | Adults | Parents | Grandparents | School students | University students | Teachers | Everyone 0 Importance 0 Difficulty 0 Fun #one_seed_challenge Further Information In local service club of each neighbourhood or social media of the club people can find information how to plant them and what seed are suitable for their climate Sustainable Development Goals Facts: On different social media people start this challenge and each week, they choose one seed from their fruit or vegetables waste suitable for their climate to plant in their balcony, in a box, rooftop, yard, garden or on the street and share pictures of the process of growth on their page Tips & Guidance Each neighbourhood creates a page on different social media like instagram  Residents choose one seed each week and plant it somewhere Every week the share pictures of the seed with the page to promote this sustainable action Pros Producing organic food Increasing the number of trees Decreasing air pollution after some time Raising awarness among people that in their wastes there are many valuable things that can be used Cons People might plant the seeds in places their neighbourhood where nothing must be planted  People might plant seeds that are not suitable for the climate of the area Obstacles 1. After a while people might not have enough space in their houses to plant more seeds and they might stop the challange Solutions We can provide people with information how, where and what to plant After a while when seeds of trees are grown enough, people can take them to their local service club and they plant them in specific areas in the neighbourhood Sustainability-Indicators Water [L] due to long distances of food transportation , a lot of food can not be used and wasted, which means wasting tons of water, too: the salt Some 45 trillion gallons of water are lost each year with all of the food that’s thrown out around the world, according to a report from the World Resources Institute. This represents a staggering 24 percent of all water used for agriculture. while with this activity almost all vegetables produced are edible Land / Ressources [m3] in all around of the world, 4,889 million ha are classified as ‚agricultural area‘ by the FAO (this is 37.6% of the Land Area) and with this activity we can use part of them in more sutainable ways. Climate [CO2eq] Transporting food within, to and around the UK produces 19 million tonnes of CO2 annually – equivalent to around 5.5 million typical cars. Packaging in the UK produces  about 14 million tonnes of CO2. However, with this activity we will give up producing more greenhouse gases. Social &
Economical In today’s business environment, based on a study from Ohio State University: “The cost of the packaging as a percentage of total selling price varies greatly. Although this cost ranges from 1.4 percent to 40 percent, the average cost of packaging is $1 for every $11 spent. So we can save this money by producing food at home Scientific Sources’t%20toss%20those%20food,and%20a%20little%20know%2Dhow.

Walking for Charity

Walking for Charit You Walk, we donate Sustainability Category: Mobility and Transport GameCard Type: Activity Player Group Everyone Location: Garden houses or gardens 0 Importance 0 Difficulty 0 Fun #WalkForCharity #WalkForClimateAction Sustainable Development Goals Facts: Walking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health. It can  increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance. It can also reduce your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and some cancers. In this way one doesn’t help only themselves, but also by walking you will help the environemt and other people. Tips & Guidance The best is to implement it in everyday life The Charities need to show proof of their work to keep People motivated to Walk Pros Health of people will get better Less public transportation usage Donations will help the poor and needy Even when people can not donate money, they will feel good for helping people in other ways     Cons A lot of advertisements needs to be done to make many people join it might be hard to find companies who would support the project Obstacles finding companies to support the project having the budget to create an app for the projects     Solutions Crating detailed project plan and the impact that the companies can make. Also, it would be a good opportunity for them to advertise their companies Sustainability-Indicators Energy [kWh] Less energy use since people will be walking more less Fossil Fuel Usage     Water [L] Water usage in car production (Less) Climate [CO2eq] Less CO2 productionn (Less transportation on) less Greenhouse gas emissions   Social &
Economical Health and safety/Cardiovascular health Making lives of other unfortunate people better by donating   Scientific Sources Kristine Klussman, Julia Langer, Austin Lee Nichols, The Relationship Between Physical Activity, Health, and Well-Being, European Journal of Health Psychology, 10.1027/2512-8442/a000070, (2021). Ke-Tsung Han, Effects of Three Levels of Green Exercise, Physical and Social Environments, Personality Traits, Physical Activity, and Engagement with Nature on Emotions and Attention, Sustainability, 10.3390/su13052686, (2021). Wan-Yu Chou, Shih-Han Hung, Cumulative Frequency of Nature Dose: How Continuous and Regular Forest Walking Improves Nature Relatedness, Restorativeness, and Learning Engagement in College Students, Sustainability, 10.3390/su132011370, (2021). Authors & Editors Sona

Fun gardening with children​

Fun gardening with children A mini garden in our house where we can both entertain and educate the children and grow simple vegetables, fruits and flowers. Sustainability Category: House and Living GameCard Type: Activity Location: Garden houses or gardens 0 Importance 0 Difficulty 0 Fun #FutureChildren #GreenChildren #ChildParentActivities ​ Further Information Click here Sustainable Development Goals Facts: There are many creative ways to encourage kids to start small and think big! Growing plants and being in touch with nature is a therapy in itself. Now, more than ever, we need to spend time connecting with the outdoors and plants for our mental and physical health. Not only for adults, but especially for children. Children often do not express the stress and anxiety they feel, so a garden can be a quiet space to calm them emotionally. Tips & Guidance Alphabet Garden: You can incorporate the alphabet into a garden in many ways. To help little ones learn the alphabet or to design a garden area with a fun theme. Dig and Smell Garden: An easy-to-grow plant with a wide variety of varieties and scents can be planted. Fragrant Geraniums or Pelargoniums are examples. Rainbow Garden: It’s easy to incorporate the colors of the rainbow into a child’s garden. Young children in particular are drawn to bright colors and they add interest and appeal to a micro garden or small space. Pros While parents spend time with their children, they can organize their own gardens and help their children gain self-confidence. Cons Insects may be encountered and some herbal remedies may be required. Obstacles Need an area where planting can be done. Solutions The lands of the state can be used by obtaining permission or the garden can be rented. Top: Lückenfüller Flop: Lückenfüller Sustainability-Indicators Climate [CO2eq] Urban green space, such as parks, playgrounds, and residential greenery, can promote reducing exposure to air pollutants, noise and excessive heat. Social &
Economical Urban green space, such as parks, playgrounds, and residential greenery, can promote mental and physical health and reduce morbidity and mortality in urban residents by providing psychological relaxation and stress alleviation, stimulating social cohesion, supporting physical activity Scientific Sources 1- Towards nature | school gardens — permaculture design and … (n.d.). Retrieved February 10, 2022, from  2- Gardens for kids – design ideas & themes. The Micro Gardener. (2021, July 18). Retrieved February 10, 2022, from  3- Gardening for children. Gardening for children – Better Health Channel. (n.d.). Retrieved February 10, 2022, from 4- Effects of urban green space on environmental … – springer. (n.d.). Retrieved February 10, 2022, from   Authors & Editors Deniz

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