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Ecoville - Kyoto in the Home

 Developed by French Environment and Energy Management Agency
Supported by the EC

age group
14-18 years old.

The Ecoville game Contest reward the class that builds the city that best respects the environment (reduced energy consumption, use of renewable energies, waste management…). The city should emit the least greenhouse gases possible while still offering the services expected of a 21st century city It will then respect the commitment taken by European Union at Kyoto to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 8 % by on the period 2008-2012 compared to the 1990’s level. It then respect the commitment taken by the European Union at the contest is organised as part of the « Kyoto in the Home » project, supported by the European Commission.

The game was used within the context of the European project entitled “Kyoto in the Home”. An Ecoville Game Contest was be organised in April, with results in May-June, 2008.
The game can be played online by anybody.


Kyoto web site

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Languages: in Spanish, Estonian, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Czech, Romanian, Slovak, and English (UK)


Classes from secondary school from the following eight participating European countries: Spain, France, Greek, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Estonia and United Kingdom. Classes can participate only once in the Contest. The winning class will be the class that best integrates Kyoto objectives into its city. The Contest was running in 2008.
Description and Evaluation

Available in different european languages, can be played on-line. The game consists in creating a city taking into consideration different factors: energy, CO2 emission, transport, waste, population, economy and time. Once the population has reached 15000 inhabitants, the game stops and the player can have a look at the different scores.
There is an educational module, which is reviewed here:Kyoto in home.