Minecraft Map Raises $227,000 For Climate Change Awareness
With the aid of Minecraft’s mangrove trees, a charitable group has raised almost $227,000. The sandbox title from Mojang has possibly the greatest replay value of any current video game, and it has played an important role in the industry not only because it allows players to express their creativity but also because it has helped educate people about important topics. This is one of the many factors that has kept Minecraft relevant for so long.
Actually, just recently, a Minecraft webcast raised $25,000 for charity, with the target being met before the event even began. The gaming community as a whole has always been crucial in garnering awareness and funds for worthy causes. Summer Games Done Quick, an event that pits famous streamers against one other in a race to the finish line, has helped organisations like Doctors Without Borders and cancer charities generate awareness and funds.
Once again, Minecraft is being used to educate people about important issues like mangrove protection. The developer collaborated with the environmental organisation The Nature Conservancy to design a map called “Rooted Together” that challenged players to plant mangroves in an effort to reduce CO2 levels. Several developers took part, and the total raised was about $230,000; Mojang also put in another $200,000. While footage from Kenya shows the Mtangawanda Women’s Association planting mangroves in the wild, a video on the TNC website illustrates how streamers had a difference by asking viewers to give.
It’s a remarkable accomplishment that drives home the significance of conservation by lowering CO2 levels and reviving native species. Additional works have addressed the issue of climate change. This year has already seen one group in the UK utilise Minecraft to educate youngsters about the dangers of flooding and how to protect themselves and their communities from natural disasters.
One of the main reasons Minecraft has become so popular is the almost infinite possibilities it presents for play. But by showcasing the potential of Mojang’s IP and the philanthropic spirit of the gaming community, charity events may also do some good in the world.
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