In the future, what ideas will stick and which will sink? Follow Caspian as he scouts out ways to address our most pressing issues for a sustainable future in this alternative reality game, Lifeboat. Caspian seeks your collaboration. Play along and be a part of the story to see if your contributions float:Watch Caspian's story in videos, images, textfeeds, and podcasts and then give him a call, send him an email, text and tweet him, post on his Facebook page. Tell him what ideas you think will last and what won't, what should - and why. As you participate you can shape the view of what will make a difference and which communities and organizations will stand the test of time.
Inspired by Amy, his childhood friend who is now expecting a baby, Caspian set off on his "Lifeboat" journey to face a fearful future. By responding to his discoveries, the collective story unfolds and expands, shaped and influenced by players input, while building a kind of green Second Life.
Developed by game designer Ken Eklund with the idea that many heads can be better than one, this alternative reality game is part of the Green21, a multiplatform media initiative. Green21 is producing video segments about the environment and sustainability for PBS Learning Media. It supplies educational materials utilized in more than 70 percent of U.S. public schools.
Amazingly, PBS has't had a dedicated series about the environment since the 1970s. In each 3- to 5-minute episode, covering themes from energy to waste, various ways everyday people are creating positive change are shown along with scientists and technologists offering solutions. Green21's "Got H2O?" segment (above), features a Citizen Forester with TreePeople and Dr. Peter Gleick of the Pacific Institute, a research organization working with environmental issues and economic development.
Join in and play "Lifeboat."