Saving the planet not a game … well it sort of is


Do you want to save the planet and reduce emissions, but are unsure of how to gloat about it to your friends? Well now you have a Facebook game that will put the “win” into dwindling resources, and its brought to you by the federal government. and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program yesterday announced the launch of eMission, a unique Facebook game with a social mission―to increase energy efficiency and fight climate change offline.

The idea is that you get points for environmentally sustainable acts offline that are translated into points in the game. So if you begin biking to work or recycling, you do better in the game.

Now, this game is geared mostly to teenagers, although its open to anyone.

Still not convinced? Well, there is also the opportunity to win sweet, sweet swag. eMission participants can enter for a chance to win one of five $2,000 scholarships for their energy efficiency efforts, and other great prizes like signed swag.

Told you there was swag.

Still not convinced? Well listen to the words of One Tree Hill actress Sophia Bush (Full disclosure: I have no idea who that is) who knows that saving the environment begins with individual actions.

“Teens are already on Facebook playing games, so why not play one that’s going to change your life for the better?”


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