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…

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…

Green Players Get Greener
Green Players Get Greener
/ January 30, 2014 0 COMMENTS

In 2013 Cool Choices implemented employee engagement games in a diverse set of workplaces engaging factory workers, lawyers, fire fighters, office personnel and community educators. One result is a rich set of data that enables us to look at participant attitudes (before and after the game) alongside their actions in the game. Late last year…

An Easy Bike Ride
/ September 27, 2012 0 COMMENTS

A mantra here at Cool Choices is that change works best when it is fun, social and easy and we work hard to make sure our initiatives meet all three criteria. Lately there have been a number of stories about efforts to encourage biking that reinforce the importance of ‘easy’. Change is easy when there…