Alter Space is the newest FAcebook game app. It is the first Philippine-made Facebook game that aims to educate people on what carbon foot print (CF) is, how people can lower their CF emission and help preserve the Earth’s resources.
What is Carbon Footprint?
So what is Carbon Footprint? Can we totally eliminate Carbon Footprint in our modern way of life.
According to Carbon Footprint.com
A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact our activities have on the environment, and in particular climate change. It relates to the amount of greenhouse gases produced in our day-to-day lives through burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating and transportation etc.
The carbon footprint is a measurement of all greenhouse gases we individually produce and has units of tonnes (or kg) of carbon dioxide equivalent.
So basically, in our everyday live we produce carbon footprint without even knowing it. While watching T.V. even opening the ref to get a cold drink is creating carbon footprint.
Cleanergy from AboitizPower Corp.
AboitizPower is the holding company for the Aboitiz Group’s investments in power generation, distribution, retail and power services. It is a major producer of renewable energy in the country with several hydroelectric and geothermal assets in its generation portfolio. The non-renewable portfolio consists of plants throughout the country. The distribution utilities it owns and operates are located in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. (www.aboitizpower.com)
They are the one who have conceptualize the Alter Space game app. To promote a cleaner and more green planet.
According to Alodia “The great thing about Alter Space is that it’s not just any typical game that you play. In a creative way, it actually teaches people to be conscious of the carbon footprint they produce, which means changing their habits for the good of the Earth.”
The main concept of Alter Space is for players to take care of their own little planet. They need to balance their Happiness, Current-cy (the game’s term for money) and CF levels while accomplishing tasks.
The real challenge for the players, though, is keeping their CF percentage low throughout the game, lest they encounter “disasters” that will harm their planet. This is why making environmentally sound choices is paramount.
It actually give useful advice on how to lower your CF percentage. Such as using an abanico or hand held fan to cool yourself and not use the electric fan.
To find out more about Alter Space, check out www.facebook.com/alterspacegame.