If it’s not a game I don’t want to play
I saw on the news a few weeks back that they (I believe it was the university of agricultural sciences) have developed a sort of video game for high schoolers where the premise is to run a farm or agricultural business and see how different crops, livestock, ways of farming, types of equipment, etc. impacts the environment. Very simply put, I’m sure there’s more to it. But the idea is to hand the kids a tool that’s informative, educational, easy to navigate, and fun. A game. Except you don’t really win. If you play it right, the planet does less poorly. Which is a win I guess.
I also recently came across this food calculator (link below, I don't know why I can't insert it here...) Which I will make no attempt at fact checking and instead just assume is fairly legit. I like it. Because it’s, well… informative, educational, easy to navigate, and fun. It’s not a game per se, but I still want to play. And as a result, I reflect. Some things are no brainers, like beef. Others more surprising, like avocado and rice. Beer versus wine. Coffee.
Try it. (https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46459714)
At this day and age we are so spoiled with information (real and fake) constantly being thrown at us we sit like roman emperors, carefully selecting only the finest grapes and olives, when deciding which links to actually click on. What articles to read. Which clips to watch.
I really want to wrap up with something insightful about that. But I’m drawing a blank. Maybe it’s the vegan diet..? Although I have to say, 11 days in, that it’s not so bad.
Have a great weekend!