Energetic: The Board Game

Students at Hunter College High School in Manhattan work together to build a zero carbon energy grid for NYC by 2035. Photo by Ross Pinkerton

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We designed a board game about the future of New York City. This gives everyone the chance to see the scope of change and cooperation needed to transform the city’s energy demand and supply in time to meet goals for the Paris Agreement. Energetic is used at the schools above and in 18 public high schools in NYC.

Press: New York Times, METROPOLIS, NY1, Grist, Yale Climate Connections, CUNY TV


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Contact: Richard Reiss | richard@thecityatlas.org
Thanks to NYC teachers: Matthew Sarker, Bronx Science; Rachel Wax, Eleanor Roosevelt HS; Adam Zaid, Queens School of Inquiry; Aida Rosenbaum, Bronx Latin; Deborah Reich, World View HS; Andrew Wells, NEST+m; Ross Pinkerton, Hunter College HS; and to Kristy Nguyen, W!se Institute
Creative Directors: Isil Akgul, Richard Reiss Game design: Ashley Brown, Connor Haseley, Truly Johnson, Janet Tam Program management and digital development: Julian Bernard, Archie Kinnane, Yuchen Liu, Theo Miller, Isadora Nogueira, Lalo Remes Thanks to: April Goldberg, Marie Fadeyeva, Philip Lindsay, Luke McGinty, Douglas Price, Bridget Scanlon, Forrest Sparks, Deepak Sridhar, Sasha Weber Inspiration: David JC MacKay, Greta Thunberg Many thanks to Jesse Jenkins and Eric Hittinger for testing the prototype of Energetic and to the Institute for Sustainable Cities at Hunter College.