The City of Boston is in the midst of major planning -- from transportation to green space to building and development. Greenovate wants to hear from residents all over Boston about your climate readiness experiences and concerns.
Boston is striving to advance climate preparedness planning to produce resiliency initiatives that work together to address physical, social, and environmental vulnerabilities in our communities. You can help with this process and help shape the climate preparedness of the city in a new and more accessible way that goes beyond traditional community meetings and town hall events.
Join residents from across the city in an online social platform, Community PlanIt: Climate Smart Boston between March 25 - April 15, 2016 to share your stories and make your voice heard.
The game will be open for three weeks. Each week, you'll have a new mission to focus on:
- Mission 1 (Mar 25 - Apr 1): Climate and the World
- Mission 2 (Apr 1 - Apr 8): Climate and our City
- Mission 3 (April 8 - 15): Climate and Ourselves
As you answer challenge questions, you'll earn in-game Coins that you can use to show support for local community projects - or, Causes in the game - that will win real world funding at the end of the three weeks. Compete against other players to get to the top of the leaderboard, or get others from your neighborhood, community organization or school to compete for the most coins as a group. Top players and organizations will also be recognized with awards at an in-person community event, after the game ends.
Got an idea for a Cause? Imagine purchasing supplies for a local community garden, starting an environment awareness club at your school, creating an advocacy campaign at your local community development center, or creating funding to sponsor a prize competition at a local youth organization. As long as your project is supported by a nonprofit community organization or school, can be completed with $500, and is ready to be launched sometime this summer, you can submit your idea. The World Wildlife Fund will be awarding the top three coin earning Causes in the game with $500 each. That means the more people you get to play the game - and give their input to the City - the more chances you have to help your favorite Cause in the game win funding. Contact Christina Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are an educator or belong to an organization that wants to propose a Cause or with any other questions about the game.
Please provide your email by RSVPing to this calendar event, and you will be notified when the game page is live on communityplanit.org
The Community PlanIt platform was created by the Engagement Lab at Emerson College and has been used in a wide variety of planning contexts to bring more diverse and broad public participation into public processes since 2012. This version of the game that focuses on public engagement about climate readiness and resilience in cities is being piloted in Boston with generous support from the World Wildlife Fund.
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