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SHaC09 spawns green challenge for computing students

September 12, 2007


I’ve previously posted about the Sustainable Habitat Challenge. This is the New Zealand sustainable building challenge to be held over the next couple of years. I’m on the SHaC steering committee. This gave us the opportunity to volunteer to develop the computer system to support the teams and administration of ShaC. This work is being […]

ElectroCity – fears confirmed

September 11, 2007


I’ve spent two days playing ElectroCity. Engaging? Yes. Balanced? No. Green? Not even nearly. Prompted by TreeHugger’s praise then questioning of ElectroCity, I posted a review of the instructions to the game. Today, let’s play the game with green glasses. The starting point for the game is a low population in a rural area, serviced […]

ElectroCity: “natural bias” not very natural at all

September 9, 2007


Last week TreeHugger said great things about a New Zealand site last week: “Electrocity: Teaching Kids to Manage Energy, Human Needs Responsibly Through Gaming” Genesis Energy, an energy supplier and retailer in New Zealand has come up with a terrific way of helping kids develop a strong basis on which to develop future knowledge about […]

Best transformative resources for sustainability?

August 25, 2007


Karlson ‘Charlie’ Hargroves is the Executive Director of the The Natural Edge Project. He sent us these open source education materials. Their whole system design suite gives a comprehensive introduction to whole system design approach as the basis for transformative action. Education for Sustainability has to be more than “bolt on” environmental papers in existing […]

Sustaining Dunedin’s Heritage

August 16, 2007


We’re just starting a major project to visualise every Dunedin building, ever. We’re aiming for a 3D immersive environment for any given date (perhaps with a timeline slider). In addition to the general coolness and education value, we’re hoping that it can be used as a modelling tool, say if some wants a new development […]