Symbiosis (Polymorf, 2021) is a performative, multisensory, multiuser and multi-species-storytelling VR experience. It offers a speculative world set 200 years in the future on the ruins of the Anthropocene after climate disaster has changed the world beyond recognition. This installation offers blueprints for the creation of new family relationships between humans, animals, plants and AI. On the verge of extinction, symbiosis between and the redesign
My Neighbour Totoro is a 1988 fantasy story aimed primarily at children. Satsuki and Mei—a pair of young sisters—move to an old house in the countryside with their father Kusakabe as their mother recovers from an illness. The girls explore their new house and the surrounding forest, forming a secret friendship with a large forest
Board and card game publisher Jumbo created a new line of small games for young children explicitly labeled “eco-games”, which is emphasizes sustainable production techniques, for example by “transforming old shampoo bottles, old paper and discarded wrapping paper into brand new pre-school games”. The game have a characteristic look due to the reused paper/materials, which
Evolution: CLIMATE is a stand-alone game for 2 – 6 players in the Evolution product line of board games, sharing the core systems with the original title. From the website: “In Evolution: CLIMATE, players adapt their species in a dynamic ecosystem where food is scarce, predators lurk, and the climate can swing between scorching hot
From the game’s Steam page: “Luna’s Fishing Garden is a short, cozy fishing and building game. Become a part of a fairytale, catch fish, trade with the fox spirit, and create the garden of your dreams by planting new trees, placing water objects, and bringing animals to the archipelago.” The developers encourage slow and paidic
From the Kickstarter page: “Dawn of Peacemakers is the third game from Snowdale Design and it takes place in Daimyria, the world of animalfolks. You will take the role of an adventurer and have to trust and co-operate with your fellow players in order to reach a peaceful conclusion between two warring sides. While you can’t directly
From WIRED magazine: Skábma: Snowfall “tells the story of a Sámi reindeer herder reconnecting with the ancient ways of his people. […] At the start of Skábma: Snowfall, Áilu lives a blessed life. Under the watchful eye of his adoptive uncle, he tends to a herd of reindeer in a remote Arctic village, dreaming of
PandaDroom, internationally known as PandaVision, is a 4D short film created by Dutch amusement park The Efteling, in cooperation with the World Wide Fund for Nature. The film ran for 17 years (2002 – 2019) before ultimately being removed from the amusement park. The short film raises awareness of different environmental issues and what effects
Okja (2017) is a film made by filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho, who is also known for his environmental film Snowpiercer (2013). Okja tells the story of Mija and her genetically modified pet animal, Okja. Okja was created by the Mirando Corporation, who created a line of superpigs to try to solve world hunger and meat shortages.
Pom Poko (1994) is set in the Tama Hills on the outskirts of Tokyo, in the late 1960s, and it is focused on a tribe of shape-shifting raccoon dogs who are threatened by a massive suburban development project. Pom Poko highlights the fact that the natural world can be exploited with the aim to promote urban development at the expense of nature.
Save the Earth is not an average eco-game. Players can develop modern green projects and the game helps you to find out the right strategy to avoid climate change. There are five different scenario’s a player can choose from when playing the game: Save the Earth, Seaspiracy, Climate strike, Crying animals and World’s water crisis.
Shein launched a greenwashing campaign in August 2021, under the hashtag #SHEINCares. The hashtag stands short for ‘Sheincares for Animals’ and is part of Shein’s campaign to protect and save various species of animals. According to Shein’s website they ‘will be donating US$300,000 to meaningful welfare organizations. Searching for #SHEINcares to join us’ (Shein 2021).
A Mongolian miner takes his sick daughter away from the heavily polluted city to see the shaman. Upon finding a new home with the reindeer herders in the forest, he learns that this world too, is changing. To convey the message of global warming, the music video incorporates the image and tale of the native
Shelter 3 is the fifth in a series of games, which put the player in the position of an animal having to care for their young in a hostile, stylized natural environment. From the game’s website: “Shelter 3 returns the player to the natural landscapes of Shelter, this time as an elephant mother in charge
Twelve-year-old Tommy reluctantly moves with his father from the big city to a small Lapp village – the childhood home of his mother, who has recently died. The village is close to the northernmost wildlife reserve in the world, where Tommy’s father will be working on a project to release a captive lynx into the