What if every choice you made had a carbon consequence and you had to manage a carbon allowance card as well as a credit card? What if buying sweets or downloading music cost CO2 as well as money from your pocket? If a family member won £1500 on the lottery would you rather they bought a condensing boiler or a giant plasma screen TV? Would you prefer that your school or workplace upgraded the heating controls or installed a wind turbine? If you have family members abroad would it be better if they came to visit you? And how would you feel if you won a flight to New York?
These are just some of the questions that players of Cut Your Carbon have to grapple with. Set in a world where every UK citizen has a carbon allowance card, Cut Your Carbon is a fun and innovative way to understand more about the effect our personal lifestyle choices have on the planet.
Cut Your Carbon has been played extensively throughout the UK in schools, colleges, youth clubs and at community events. We have also played it in schools in India, Pakistan and New Zealand. We have a school version (for Year Groups 5 to 12), an office version and one for housing association tenants.
Cut Your Carbon won one of UnLtd’s five Green Living awards at Glastonbury in 2008.