The BIG Carbon Footprint Game
The BIG Carbon Footprint Game is highly eye-catching and the best way to start carbon conversations with anybody!
The game uses the science data from the book ‘How Bad Are Bananas?’ by Mike Berners-Lee to create a fun carbon footprint comparison game based on a ‘higher/ lower’ principle.
The game connects people’s actions, choices and behaviours together to empower everyone to want to make impactful choices and take action.
Perfect for events, outreach work and your everyday carbon literacy education, it’s difficult to miss when it pops up in places.
It’s a carbon conversation tool, a critical thinking developer and a fun game all delivered in an easily digestible format.
The BIG Carbon Footprint Game in action
No more sitting behind an empty table feeling invisible, with it’s eye-catching design and bright yellow banana you will be busy at your next event.
Accessible and interactive learning style
Players can personally identify with the everyday items and issues rather than coming to the learning out of context, creating a more accessible, fun, and fast approach which has a lasting learning effect.
Unique carbon footprint conversation starter
Talking about climate change no longer needs to be difficult. Using relatable everyday items, the BIG Carbon Footprint Game provides an easy conversation starter into the world of sustainability for all ages.
Use the spillover Effect
People are drawn in and want to engage. You can use this to lure people into signing up to your other sustainability activities.
Climate education is often dull, dry and feels over complicated. The game builds on society’s love of games, putting ‘fun’ as the main objective. It connects players actions, choices and behaviours together, to empower individuals to make impactful choices.
All data used in the game comes from the book ‘How Bad are Bananas?’ book by Professor Mike Berners-Lee and is the most up-to-date compendium of carbon footprint research in the UK.
You are not just buying a game
You are buying an educational learning package disguised as a game! The BIG Carbon Footprint Game is our physical climate educator tool, teaching and engaging audiences on climate change through gamified learning. Our Carbon Academy, included with every game purchase, is our online climate educator programme, an e-learning platform that provides the skills and climate knowledge for game facilitators to confidently teach climate education and convey powerful messages that instil action.
How does it work?
Guided by the game facilitator, players use the game playing cards to compare any pairings of everyday items, and in each pair they have to guess which item has the higher carbon footprint.
gET THEM THINKING
The comparisons are designed to get players thinking about where items come from, what makes up their carbon footprint and encourages them to use their own experiences of the world to reach an answer- creating a game that is a stealth bomb for delivering climate science!
The game helps instil a ‘carbon instinct’ in players – higher impact activities become less easy to ignore and players motivate themselves to make changes.
gOOD FACILITATION IS KEY
The skill is in the delivery of the facilitator. Included in your purchase of a Carbon Footprint Game is exclusive access to our Carbon Academy, our climate educator programme, This is 3-5 hours of climate modules and resources to upskill you to become a knowledgeable climate educator and confident game facilitator.
What is included?
1x Big Carbon Footprint Game
Full colour Dimensions: 4m wide 3 m high Carboard stand alone structure that requires assembling. The reinforced cardboard segments slot together to create the Big Game. All packs away into a cardboard carry case.
2x Carbon Academy user licenses
- 3-5 hours guided e-learning
- Step by step game facilitation guide modules
- Climate learning/ carbon emissions modules
- Downloadable resources including cheat sheets, facilitation notes, game play critique guide
- Unlimited access to resource portal for latest game playing hints and tips
- LinkedIn accreditation
1x book 'How Bad are Bananas'
1x cardboard carry case
Cary case dimensions: 1140mm long x 850mm tall x 100mm wide
1x set of 80 game cards
Topics include: Energy, food/ drink, society, stuff, travel, water, housing, waste, solutions
Expansion pack available
1x bespoke game card
Bespoke game card with organisation personal carbon footprint
Never feel invisible at your climate events again
Rent the BIG Carbon Footprint Game
Create a BIG impact with little stress by renting the BIG Carbon Footprint Game for all your event, strategy launch or team day needs.
Rental of the BIG Carbon Footprint Game includes a trained and experienced facilitator and consultation call to discuss how we can create the greatest learning impact.
The following cards can be used with the BIG Carbon Footprint Game.
The Original cards are included with purchase of BIG Carbon Footprint Game. The Expansion pack is available as add on.
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