In the Net Zero High School simulation, students manage an emissions reduction program at a school. By playing the simulation, students learn about climate change and the actions their school can take to become sustainable. The game can serve as a basis for the students’ emissions reduction plan for their own school.
In the simulation, students become managers of their own school. Their task is to reduce emissions by as much as possible over a period of 5 to 10 years, while also managing student satisfaction, the school’s rating and operating costs.
At the end of the simulation, students can take a quiz to test and demonstrate their newly acquired knowledge and skills.
Each year, students select three initiatives from a wide-ranging and evolving list. Initiatives cover multiple sources of emissions (energy, water, waste, food, products) and relate to both technical solutions and behavior change.
Teacher and Section Head Individuals & Societies, Fairgreen International School
"I have had a positive experience with the simulation game. The opportunity to use this tool was greatly appreciated by both myself and my students, as it provided us with a practical tool to apply theories learned in the classroom. We eagerly look forward to incorporating it into our courses again."