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Gaming Community Took a Pledge to Conserve Environment and Climate Change at the UN

Gaming Community Took a Pledge to Conserve Environment and Climate Change at the UN
The Siliconreview
26 September, 2019

At the UN, many gaming companies made a pledge that they will fight climate change and influence its users to also get involved in the process. Various promises were made like reducing plastic packaging, planting trees, and creating consoles that are energy efficient. Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Environment made a statement that he believes gamers can bring a social change and he would also like to see the global community unite to help the planet. Furthermore, it was stated that if 1 million players make use of low-power suspend mode then the community could save enough electricity to power 1000 homes in the US.

Games are set in realistic backdrops to educate children about environmental issues and wildlife. 21 companies were facilitated in the UN Environment program. There are almost 2 billion gamers globally and a mobilization channel like this would be very powerful in conserving the environment. Games like Animal Jam by WildWorks will educate children about reforestation and habitat restoration, WildWorks wants to incorporate new materials and also plant a tree for every new player who joins the game. Microsoft is planning to make consoles that are carbon-neutral to promote real-life sustainability. Twitch, an Amazon owned game streaming service wants to promote sustainability messages through its platform.