Unleash Your Super Powers and Conquer Climate Change

LWF program officer Lokiru Matendo Yohana (left) and youth secretary Caroline Richter come up with creative ideas for ending climate change as they play the LWF board game, Climate Hero. Photo: LWF/S. Cox
LWF program officer Lokiru Matendo Yohana (left) and youth secretary Caroline Richter come up with creative ideas for ending climate change as they play the LWF board game, Climate Hero. Photo: LWF/S. Cox

LWF Youth Desk Launches Board Game

(LWI) - If you are ready to take on the challenge of climate change with just the roll of a dice, Climate Hero is for you.

The Lutheran World Federation’s new board game is the perfect chance to share your ideas on cutting carbon and creating a world free from the threat of global warming.

Drawing on the success of LWF’s online climate game in 2013, Climate Hero takes inspirational examples of carbon reduction programs and lets players come up with green ideas for reducing emissions in their own backyard.

The game was developed by the LWF Youth Desk as part of the climate justice program.

LWF Youth secretary Caroline Richter says the game is appealing because it is a concrete way of teaching climate change to a young generation. “It’s an easy tool to start the conversation and promote climate change action, as well as offer a window to specific climate change projects.”

More than a board game, Climate Hero also offers hard-hitting narrative about the political state of the world for the people suffering the worst effects of climate change. Packed with stories of political inequality, but also examples of uplifting social activism and theological reflection, Climate Hero is designed to spur greater understanding of why the effects of climate change are so devastating in some countries.

The game is another way the LWF demonstrates its commitment to turning the tide on climate change for the sake of the world’s poorest communities.

In 2010, the LWF called for greater efforts to address the impacts of climate change on development and poverty in the most vulnerable communities. In recent years, the LWF has sent delegates to high-level United Nations climate negotiations.

In March, the LWF and ACT Alliance told the UN Human Rights Council that people in Africa and the Pacific were facing irreversible impacts of climate change. More droughts, extreme weather and rising sea levels were disproportionately affecting people already vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

The LWF is a founder of the monthly fast to show solidarity with the people worst affected by the warming planet, Fast for the Climate.

Fast for the Climate

For the last 16 months, people from around the globe have voluntarily gone without food on the first day of every month to show support for people worst affected by our warming planet and send a message to governments that people from all walks of life and all corners of the globe expect governments to take drastic action to curb escalating climate warming.
The LWF is a strong advocate of the fast.

April 1 is the ninth month before crucial United Nations climate talks in Paris, at which the LWF and other climate change campaigners are pinning hopes on countries agreeing to a global climate action plan.

Fast for the Climate has grown into social media campaign and global movement widely supported by youth, environmentalists and people of faith.

Get hold of Climate Hero

Copies of the game can be obtained from LWF youth officer, Caroline Richter