Fun Games, Serious Results
Fun Games, Serious Results
/ February 18, 2014 0 COMMENTS

“Cool Choices is a fun, innovative way to get people thinking about sustainability and the small ways they can work towards it every day.” Climate change mitigation is serious so Cool Choices uses the power of games to achieve substantive—and serious—results. The game is simple—you get points for doing and reporting sustainable actions. The more…

Engaging Employees
Engaging Employees
/ February 18, 2014 0 COMMENTS

“I think the biggest impact was the fact that the game was company-wide and people got to see people from other locations in action.” It’s smart to start a sustainability effort with the easy stuff—like a lighting retrofit that pays for itself in six months. Change often involves more than new equipment, though. In many…

Being Part of the Solution
Being Part of the Solution
/ February 18, 2014 0 COMMENTS

“Very fun! Had a great time participating with and against other employees.” Climate change is a big issue and it can seem overwhelming. One of our priorities at Cool Choices is to give folks a sense that their actions matter, that they can be part of the solution on climate change. Psychologists talk about this…

What’s Visible Matters
What’s Visible Matters
/ February 18, 2014 0 COMMENTS

“Cool Choices kept the issues of sustainability in the forefront.” One of the challenges around sustainable behaviors is that often they are invisible to the broader community. Nobody knows how long I run the water while I brush my teeth or whether I programmed the controls at the office to turn down the heat when…

Small Actions Add Up
Small Actions Add Up
/ February 18, 2014 0 COMMENTS

“This program showed that even small changes can make a big impact.” It is easy to think that our actions do not matter and that we represent just one small piece of the picture. But in reality the picture is made up of millions of small pieces. A simple change that reduces electric usage by…