Blog by Virtue Gaming
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) released their ‘Essential facts about the video game industry’ report back in July. It revealed a lot about gamer habits in the wake of the pandemic and highlighted the positives the gaming community thought most vital for them.
There have been many issues that have been thrust to the forefront of our minds in recent years, not least of which has been what we can do to better protect the beautiful planet we call home. From campaigns to ditch single-use plastic and products with palm oil for eco-friendly alternatives, calls to amend our diets, and pleas to change our shopping habits, the opportunities to become more sustainable seem to be never-ending!
If you have pets, then it's probably safe to say that you care for animals and the environment. In this post, we'll be talking you through a few small, easy ways that you can adopt a more sustainable approach to being an animal lover and pet owner!
It's safe to say that gaming has boomed during lockdown. There were more than 2.7 billion gamers across the world in 2020, and by 2023, that number is expected to increase to a staggering 3 billion. Games were an essential source of entertainment for many during the pandemic, but COVID-19 also showed the effects our lifestyles can have on the environment. Whether you are a casual player or a hardcore fanatic, you can use this hobby as a force for good and use gaming to help tackle climate change.
From bright flowers to towering trees and the slow progress of clouds across the sky, young children are fascinated by the world around them. It’s never too early to take advantage of this natural curiosity, both to lay the foundations for a lifetime of enjoying nature and to get children thinking about taking care of our planet. After all, we're talking about their home!
Across the world, lockdown restrictions are easing, and we are being introduced to the "new normal". For many people, this is excellent news, but it makes them feel highly anxious for others. After being away from society for so long, many usual activities have been moved to the video game world. We've been able to cultivate crops, celebrate holidays, and go on whirlwind adventures, all from the comfort of our own homes.
Every era has iconic images that shocked the world and finally inspired action, whether it was images of starving polar bears caused by the failing ozone layer or starving children as a result of the Ethiopian famine. For the next generation of conservationists, one of the most disturbing sights on earth has to be the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But what is it, how did it get there and how can we address it?
While a love of gaming has always come with a need to use energy, today’s green-minded gamers are making a move to use more environmentally friendly methods. In the following sections, we’ll look at some simple steps you can take for a greener approach to the way you game.