Land Back

Task Force: Land Back Congratulations! You have been asked to join the planning committee for COP27, the international climate conference happening in Egypt in 2022. You want to ensure that the voices of indigenous communities are listened to by the government leaders in attendance.   Why Are We Doing This? Indigenous activists argue that returning to […]

Alternatives to Single Use Plastic

Task Force: Alternatives to Single Use Plastic  Congratulations! You’re the head of product development at a major fast food chain (of your choice). One of the states where you operate just made a law that all packaging must be free of single-use plastic in the next three years. Now, you must decide how you will […]

Handling the Heatwave

Task Force: Handling the Heatwave Congratulations! California’s Climate Crisis Committee has put you in charge of preemptively designing solutions for heatwaves in the state.  Why Are We Doing This? In 2021, California faced its hottest summer on record with deadly heatwaves and wildfires across the state. With these changes comes the pressing responsibility of the […]

Pollution in NYC

Task Force: Pollution in NYC Congratulations! You have been chosen by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to suggest new pollution-reducing strategies for the city.  Why Are We Doing This? Air, water, and land pollution are negatively impacting the health of New Yorkers. Every year, pollution causes preventable deaths and hospital visits. It […]

Doing More With Less

Task Force: Doing More With Less Congratulations! The United Nations has chosen you to help progress their twelfth sustainable development goal: responsible consumption and production. Your goal is to implement a nationwide plan of action to increase sustainable consumption of water, energy, and food. Why Are We Doing This? Sustainable consumption is, “the use of […]

Tragedy Of The Commons

Task Force: Tragedy Of The Commons Congratulations! You have been selected to participate in a thought experiment to analyze the effects of an economic concept. You will be given step-by-step instructions to follow and will be working in a group. You are expected to discuss what you have learned and will be briefed about what […]

Design a Green City

Task Force: Design a Green City Congratulations! You have been selected to participate in a program that allows you to redesign your home city. The goal is to design your city to have the various features of a green city.   Why Are We Doing This? Green cities are, “Cities that encourage and provide for […]

Population Stalling

Task Force: Population Stalling Yikes! The birth rate in your country has dropped to 0. People have stopped having children due to climate change. People are becoming increasingly aware of the consequences of raising a child in modern times. The impacts of climate change on the environment have left communities afraid of what may happen […]

Disaster Response

Task Force: Disaster Response Oh no! Just last night, a disastrous earthquake measuring to be a 7.0 on the Richter scale has left thousands displaced in New York. You have been put in charge of handling the aftermath and helping the people and buildings recover from this tragic event. It is your job to consider […]

Choose an Energy Solution For Your Country

Task Force: Choose an Energy Solution For Your Country Congratulations! The Department of Energy has decided to put you in charge of creating a plan for the best renewable energy source for a specific country. Each group will be assigned to a country and you will then have to come up with a plan to […]