Let's balance out
The videogame to save the planet
17-06-2021 • Eco • by Ludovica Luvi F
It isn't as bad as you think. Or maybe it is.

Another week has passed and we're back with the climate updates! This is "Let's balance out" and you'll read one good news and one bad news about the climate crisis. Shall we begin?

So what do you want first? The good news or the bad news?
GOOD NEWS

Finley is 11 years old and he has invented a videogame called "Seas of Salvation". In this game the player has to collect waste and plastic from the ocean in order to progress. How cool is it? He has even been nominated for a Bafta for his idea!
Click on this article from the BBC to read other real life issues transformed into video games!
BAD NEWS

According to a study, renting clothes is less sustainable that throwing them away. As this article from The Guardian shows, renting clothes includes also washing, packing and transporting. This is very harmful to the planet. To solve this problem renting clothes should be confined to truly necessary situations, like those events where you think "when am I going to wear this dress again?" for example weddings. Like once in a while situation, rather than weekly shopping. For that, stick to thrift stores :)

Illustrations by Gabriela