Very few times we allow ourselves to do the mental exercise, of imagining our world, let’s say in 30 years. We did when we started reading Ready Player One, Ernest Cline first novel, which a movie adaptation is being prepared.
A story placed in 2044 in a planet (our planet) where natural resources are near to collapse and the Earth has become a desolate landscape. Apparently, in 30 years, the future human civilization will have focused in technology development in detriment of taking care of the natural ecosystem, which will be devastated. The alternative to citizens is clear: use virtual reality as a way out of a world condemned to disappear. Through a parallel world system called OASIS, the future Earth residents work, socialize and spend their leisure time. So they can do very few things in real World.
After thinking on this hypothetic scene, we started figuring out how could be our planet in 30 years and where will their resources go. We understand that we’re in time to avoid the scenario related in the novel, and we can still keep the future generations away from living their life through a screen –Although we are fans of screens-.
Maybe we can’t change the World only through big environmental policies, but we can do it by little significant steps that may help to take care of the planet. An example is educating our children in ecological values, like applying the core idea of ‘The three Rs’ – Replacement, Reduction and Refinement -.
Taking care of the environment may be suggested to kids like a game instead of an obligation. We can encourage the ecology spirit in our kids with creative solutions. For example, giving a new perspective to the recycling act; building toys and other daily objects with recycled materials; or putting them in touch with the nature with the intention of making them notice the importance of taking care of it.
With these intentions, we’ve created an interactive tale called ‘Senda and The Berry Elf’. An App, where ecology plays a key role. An app, where children have the opportunity to help Senda recycling and cleaning the forest, helping them understand the importance of protecting animals and creatures.
They will learn and have fun meeting the animals; helping fighting the trash monster; o picking fruits.
Introducing our children in the culture of recycling and the responsible use of resources is a win-win for the environment, and a fun educational activity to our kids.
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