Sep 28, 2011

Green Economy Board Game

A friend of CleanTechica, Scott Cooney of, has developed a green economy board game, which will be launching for the holiday season later this year. In the game, players are impact investors shooting for the best triple bottom line return on their investments in the state of Hawai’i, where, currently, 90% of the state’s electricity comes from burning diesel fuel.

Scott is doing fundraising for the game right now and you could help him out a ton by donating on Kickstarter:

I became a supporter, and think that this Kickstarter thing is a great idea.  You can go to the site and decide for yourself.  All I will say is that we have one coming for us and one for someone else that we know will appreciate it.  If you believe in being green, I hope you can be a backer at at least the $5 level.

Did you ever play Monopoly growing up? Of course, we all did. And what did you learn? That to win in life, you needed to get insanely wealthy at any cost, and run everyone else into the poor house. Times have changed, and the green economy is proving that one side winning doesn't mean another side losing. The green economy thrives on coopetition (cooperation meets competition), alliances, and bridging communities. And all those elements are incorporated into this game. After all, if you start a biofuels production company, shouldn't that help a biofuel station that someone else owns, and vice versa?
This game makes the business of green come to life in a fun, interactive way. Players are investors looking to make more than just financial returns by helping local entrepreneurs in Hawai'i develop sustainability-oriented businesses like organic farms, geothermal plants, green building companies, solar installers, and bike shops. Players are rewarded for creating green jobs, making money, and reducing Hawai'i's dependence on foreign oil, imported food, and limited landfill space, and the player with the best triple bottom line (people, planet, profit) return on their investments throughout the game wins! The game is ideal for those who are interested in sustainability as a better way to do business, and can be played by 2-6 players ages 13+.


  1. Sounds interesting. I will check it out. Thanks for the heads up.

  2. I was always terrible at Monopoly. :(

  3. I am for anyone becoming independent of outside oil and fuels. Best of luck to them!!!!

  4. Now that there won't be a shut down, I will make a donation once I get my payment from the SSA


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