The Stabilization Wedges Game is a team-based exercise that teaches players about the scale of the greenhouse gas problem, plus technologies that already exist to dramatically reduce our carbon emissions and get us off the path toward dramatic and damaging climate change.
To demonstrate a simple framework for understanding both the carbon emissions cuts needed to avoid dramatic climate change and the tools already available to do so.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS
A Teachers' Guide oriented toward upper-level high school instructors is available, with student game materials in 8.5" x 11" format.
Players pick eight carbon-cutting strategies to construct a carbon mitigation portfolio, filling in the eight wedges of the stabilization triangle. The game has been used with players from variety of groups, from university researchers to industry professionals to high school students, and we'd like to help you play with your class or organization: Please contact us if you need further information or help carrying out your lesson or event.
Go to >> Stabilization Wedges Game
Teachers Guide pdf: http://cmi.princeton.edu/wedges/pdfs/teachers_guide.pdf
Photocopy >> large-format gameboard (PDF) (33" x 26") with wedge pieces is also available.
TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE
If you use the Stabilization Wedges game, we would like to hear about your experience and would appreciate receiving materials you've developed and would like to share with the community.
Please e-mail us, and we will post the materials.
Assessment is at the discretion of the educator and how this game is applied.
REFERENCES AND RESOURCES
Stabilization Wedges Slides & Graphics
To help spread the concept of Stabilization Wedges as widely as possible, CMI has developed graphics and powerpoint slides appropriate for adult and high school audiences. If you need additional resources, please contact Roberta Hotinski
(Please note that the original "wedges" article published in 2004 showed seven (7) wedges in the stabilization triangle, but that, as emissions have continued to increase, the number of wedges needed to stabilize emissions has been raised to eight (8) in newer publications and graphics.)