Climate Dice

Keep Imagination Rolling!
#ClimateDice

Welcome to the home of #ClimateDice - A place for imagination and possibilities!

In a world where climate change is an ever-growing threat to our future, we have been able to track the rising levels of ‘climate anxiety’ that children and young people across the world are experiencing.

Our young people are worried about their future, frustrated about their ability to change things in the adult world, however they are becoming both more politically active and vocal on these issues -they are asking to be heard and they are asking for our help.

About #ClimateDice

 

We believe that a child’s imagination is one of the most powerful tools that they have in helping them to imagine an alternative, better future. Imagination can help a child to think about what they can do to improve things, giving them a positive mindset and a sense of control in their lives.  As William Arthur Ward said, “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.” 

That’s why we’ve developed our own storytelling dice game, #ClimateDice as a way to talk to children about climate change issues, freeing their imagination to explore without boundaries and empowering them to vocalise their thoughts.

 

We will be launching a Kickstarter campaign in April to reach as many children as possible.

 

How it works

Playing the game is simple. Every dice set has pictures (instead of numbers) on each of the sides. Players take turns to roll the #ClimateDice using the pictures that land face-up to create their own stories. They are in control of the story and can take the conversation wherever their imagination wishes. #ClimateDice is designed in a way to boost a child’s imagination and help them to re-imagine an alternative better future.

 

Get involved

Get Involved As we launch our Kickstarter, we would be grateful for any support or ideas that you may be able to share with us. We’d also like to stay in touch with you. Sign up using the form below.

For every pledge made we will donate a free dice set to schools in remote areas. 

Our goal is to distribute ONE million dice sets by the end of 2021.

Would you like to nominate schools in remote areas to receive a free set of #ClimateDice?

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Who We Are

The #ClimateDice campaign has been developed in collaboration between Plan-V and MindYourFootprint. We’re a small group of grown-ups with big dreams and bright imaginations. We exist to support and educate young people who are passionate about their planet by giving them the tools to explore environmental issues, empowering them to imagine a more positive world, so that they can change things for the better.

For over a decade, we’ve been working with schools to provide free children’s activity packs and resources. We understand that sustainability education can be challenging, so we’ve created an educational model that makes it easier to translate complicated sustainability and social issues into entertaining engaging activities, using interactive language.

Our resources are designed to help children imagine an alternative, better future, showing how their daily choices affect the world around them and how they can make a difference through their decisions. Children love what we do because our dreams are closer to theirs, so we work with pupils who – like us – believe that anything that can be imagined is possible.

Together, we’re all working to make the world a better place. You can find out more over at

www.mindyourfootprint.org.uk

 

The Learning theories behind our game

According to research, including that undertaken by Dr. Bruce Lipton, we use our conscious mind only 5% of the time, while the remaining 95% of our life is controlled by our subconscious. Our subconscious is programmed in the first seven years of our life. To make learning about the world more interesting for them, we developed  the 6E model – Entertain, Engage, Educate, Explore, Experiment and Empower. Our 6E model is our way to educate children, very gently, while they are having fun. We’ve tested our 6E model for over a decade in many schools, both directly and indirectly through a number of programmes, such as Eco-Schools and Green Schools. Our results have been hugely encouraging. Through our games, children learn about social and environmental issues, such as biodiversity, transport, energy, water, waste, litter, healthy lifestyles, endangered animals, global citizenship, marine health and ocean plastic, peace, health and wellbeing etc. By playing our games, they learn how every decision that they make in life affects the environment and life of others on planet Earth. It is this learning that shapes their subconscious. In other words, they become eco-subconscious citizens of Earth and can play their part in making positive change happen.

What people say about Climate Dice

“To create a future where we not only survive, but thrive, we must first envision what this future looks like. Climate Dice is a delightfully simple yet incredibly sophisticated tool that helps children of all ages find the language to express their thoughts, emotions, hopes and dreams about our climate reality – the future they want – and how to get there. Every school and household should have a set!”
Harriet Shugarman, Author, How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change, Turning Angst into Action

Climate Dice and SDG

Climate Dice supports ALL United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Every single one of them. The Dice links up with the goals through either the images used on the dice, the way the campaign has been developed or the way that the Climate Dice campaign is being managed. 

Further research and thanks

Our games and resources – and, in particular, the #ClimateDice have been developed by building on the fantastic work of many academics, educational pioneers and activists working in this field over the past few decades. Below is a selection of some of this important work, in no particular order. We encourage you to explore this work further for yourself.

Books

CLIENT EARTH by James Thornton and Martin Goodman; HOW DID WE GET INTO THIS MESS? by George Monbiot; FROM WHAT IS, TO WHAT IF by Rob Hopkins; #FUTUREGEN by Jane Davidson; ACTIVE HOPE by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone; AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH by Al Gore; HOW TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE by Harriet Shugarman; THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING by Naomi Klein; THE GOOD ANCESTOR by Roman Krznaric;  THE MINISTRY OF THE FUTURE by Kim Stanley Robinson

Documentaries 

David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet; Our Planet; Before the Flood; Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret; A Plastic Ocean; 2040; An Inconvenient Truth; The True Cost; Climate Refugees; A Message from the future

Podcasts

Outrage + Optimism; Costing the Earth; Ministry of Imagination; Purpose Inspired; Mothers of Invention; Climate Cash; ONE20; How to Save a Planet; 52 Hertz 

Organisations and Movements

Sunshine Movement; Parents for Future; Fridays for Future; Extinction Rebellion; Our Kids’ Climate; WWF; Greenpeace; Climate Justice; Meat Free Monday; Eco-Schools

People

David Attenborough; Christiana Figueres; Jacinda Ardern; Leonardo DiCaprio; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Ellen MacArthur; Kate Raworth; Wayne Visser; Kumi Naidoo; Mark Ruffalo; Bono and Moby (with special thanks to Moby for his generosity for allowing us to use his music for our #ClimateDice video)

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