29 February 2012>
The Green Grin-O-Meter, a web based game for children and young adults has been developed to raise awareness and understanding of sustainable development and global citizenship.
Children answer eleven questions looking at their life and feelings to calculate their score on the Green Grin o meter. Their score is made up of three parts, health, happiness and ecological footprint. Depending on their score they then receive top tips on how to improve their score and live a more sustainable lifestyle; it also provides helplines for children who need additional support.
Councillor Colin Mann, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Sustainability said, "Making our children aware of sustainability will ensure a brighter future for our planet. That the Grin-O-Meter also highlights emotional health is an added bonus, by playing the game the children will be made more aware of both the planet's and their own health."
The Green Grin-O-Meter was developed by the New Economics Foundation and Homemade Digital. The work was carried out as a bespoke project under the WLGA's (Welsh Local Government Association) Sustainable development framework for local authorities.
The Green Grin-O-Meter has been developed in consultation with primary school children from Markham Primary School in Caerphilly, Llanyrafon Primary School in Torfaen and Saron Primary School in Carmarthenshire.
The Welsh version of the Green Grin-O-Meter is now live, please visit: www.cymraeg.greengrin.co.uk to access the website.
The English version can be accessed at www.greengrin.co.uk
You can also visit the Sustainable Caerphilly website www.sustainablecaerphilly.co.uk to access the Green Grin o meter.
For more information about the Green Grin-O-Meter please contact Tracy Evans, Education for Sustainable Development Officer at email@example.com
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