CONSERVATION game - small steps to save the planet

By Lisa Wriley

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CONSERVATION Game - Small Steps To Save The Planet

Project 2021-09-12 04:37:55 +1200

The CONSERVATION/te whāomoomo game is a fun way to explore ways we can care for the earth, connect with nature and help conserve the planet's resources. Take small steps to save the planet, Be a Tidy Kiwi and earn points. Make a mess, waste energy or water and lose points. I CARE cards help you do good things. Inspired by the original 1976 New Zealand made game of CONSERVATION invented by Bob Reynolds and now made mindfully in Australia.

Lisa explains, "It has been my dream to re-invent the CONSERVATION board game I played as a child. In 2019 I went to NZ to see family and to find R.J Reynolds. With help from friends I found Bob and went to meet him in Nelson. I showed him my own cloth version of the game and told him my dream.

 

Lisa and Bob - February 2020hand drawn cloth sample shown to Bob

 

In February 2020 Bob gave me the rights to the game and I have been developing several versions of it with initial seed funding from the Nancy Shelley Bequest Fund, managed by Blue Mountains Quakers. The first version made in Australia is called EARTHCARE and production started in late 2021 thanks to a successful crowdfunder which ran from May - July 2021. Over 300 EARTHCARE games have been delivered to crowdfunder backers and online customers.

 

I have now registred the company THIS SACRED EARTH PTY LTD and am ready to make plans for the Aotearoa New Zealand version using the original name CONSERVATION, still an important concept across the world, especially in this United Nations Decade of Ecosystem Restoration, 2021 - 2030".

 

Here is a link to the online launch of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration on World Environment Day 2021.

 

curent version of CONSERVATION board gameBe a Tidy Kiwi

 

Lisa's mum is a Pakeha Kiwi and she has lots of uncles, aunties and cousins in Aoteroa-New Zealand. The EARTHCARE / CONSERVATION team who volunteered their time to get the game off the ground included Julian Bowker (in Australia), John Michaelis (in Aotearoa), Linda Agresti Hogue and Lisa Wriley (both in Australia).

 

The aim going forward is that Lisa will be paid to project manage and 50% of profit from sale of the games will go to conservation projects in the countries where it is sold. This will include a $1 donation to Keep New Zealand Beautiful for each box game sold in Aotearoa New Zealand which will go towards helping their important work educating, inspiring and empowering Kiwis to Do the Right Thing.

 

Lisa gives some background: "Making this game is important because the original game had a big impact on me and I hope it will inspire others to take action for the earth.  I trained as a teacher and have worked in environmental education and campaigning for more than 20 years. I believe games are a powerful way to learn important concepts while having fun and interacting with other players."

 

Here is the longer promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-PObSMd9mw

 

What will the money be used for?

The money raised through PledgeMe, if we reach our goal, will help make the first 500 copies of the bi-lingual game of CONSERVATION. It will pay for the translation from english into te reo Māori and the manufacturing of the game box, folding game boards, cardboard tokens, I CARE, LITTER and 'HOW MANY STEPS? cards, footprint player pieces, upcycled smooth glass, aluminium and cardboard. It will also assist in the making of EARTHCARE cloth&clay games (see test print on canvas below) for those who like a game they can fit in their back-pack! The PledgeMe target funds also need to cover the cost to deliver the game (NZ$34 for postage and handling).

 

We hope to reach the goal by Sunday 5 June, World Environment Day, and go into production. People will be able to pre-order more copies of the games here: https://www.earthcaregame.org/shop.

 

Sample print on cloth

 

Environmental Commitments

Long-lasting design

The original CONSERVATION board game has lasted more than 40 years in my family so I plan to follow Bob Reynold's example and make a simple quality product that will stand the test of time.  As it says on one of the game squares: "choose products that last". I hope this game can be handed down to the next generation.

Reusability and recyclability

Any packaging will be fully re-usable or recyclable. Let's keep our resources flowing around in a cycle - like nature!

Sustainable materials

High % recycled paper and cardboard for box, board and cards, clay or sustainably sourced plantation or upcycled timber will be used for the Footprint player pieces and tokens,  offcuts of aluminium from local businesses and scrap from a local stained glass business will represent metal and glass, after tumbling to make them safe to handle.

The CONSERVATION and EARTHCARE games are made by THIS SACRED EARTH PTY LTD and H.O.P.E (Helping Our Planet Earth); a social enterprise, Australian business started by Lisa Wriley.

Find out more at our website: https://www.earthcaregame.org/

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Happy Birthday Bob! The CONSERVATION game NZ crowdfunder is under way!

10/05/2022 at 9:38 AM

Bob Reynolds invented the 1976 CONSERVATION game in NZ and has given me permission to give it new life in 2022. Here are the two games side by side.

Bob was happy to receive the first prototype of the new CONSERVATION game for his 84th birthday.

This makes the third game in the collection.

The EARTHCARE box games and cloth games are already in production thanks to a crowdfunder in Australia last year.  More than 300 games have been delivered so far to pledgers and online shop pre-orders. Find them here: https://www.earthcaregame.org/

Now it is time to spread the word and find enough pledgers for the NZ #PledgeMe crowdfunder so we can make the first 500 copies of the new CONSERVATION game.

A big thank you to the first pledgers who have helped us crack the first $1000!! Bless you.

Please share with family, friends, colleagues, local schools, Scouts, Guides, adventure groups, nature lovers, earthcarers and waste wise folk who will value a fun way to explore the concepts of re-use, conserving resources, connecting with nature and caring for this amazing planet we share.

The link to share with love: https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/7048-conservation-game-small-steps-to-save-the-planet

    Pledgers 16

    Pleasance Hansen
    2022-05-19 11:55:11 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2022-05-12 19:51:15 +1200
    Stacey McGavin
    2022-05-12 18:21:46 +1200
    phillida Bunkle
    2022-05-12 16:09:15 +1200
    Angelique Meyer
    2022-05-12 08:47:53 +1200

    "Let us know where we will be able to purchase it! "

    Robin Williamson
    2022-05-11 11:23:35 +1200

    "So brilliant to see this re-creation Lisa. Yay you!!"

    Dave Laurie
    2022-05-10 17:54:20 +1200
    Melanie Mark-Shadbolt
    2022-05-09 19:54:33 +1200
    Robin Allison
    2022-05-06 17:05:16 +1200

    "Congratulations Lisa, great initiative. I'm looking forward to playing with my mokopuna."

    Anonymous pledger
    2022-05-06 14:57:23 +1200
    Vicki Semmens
    2022-05-06 14:48:54 +1200

    "Great work Lisa. Good luck"

    Anonymous pledger
    2022-05-06 13:59:38 +1200
    Claire McGowan
    2022-05-06 08:03:14 +1200
    Trevor McGavin
    2022-05-05 21:35:30 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2022-05-05 17:23:54 +1200

    "WE NEED MANY SMALL AND BIG STEPS to save planet earth, our common home."

    Anonymous pledger
    2022-05-05 16:21:12 +1200

    "I LOVE THIS GAME and think it is needed now more than ever!"

    Followers

    Followers of CONSERVATION game - small steps to save the planet

    CONSERVATION Game - Small Steps To Save The Planet

    Project 2021-09-12 04:37:55 +1200

    The CONSERVATION/te whāomoomo game is a fun way to explore ways we can care for the earth, connect with nature and help conserve the planet's resources. Take small steps to save the planet, Be a Tidy Kiwi and earn points. Make a mess, waste energy or water and lose points. I CARE cards help you do good things. Inspired by the original 1976 New Zealand made game of CONSERVATION invented by Bob Reynolds and now made mindfully in Australia.

    Lisa explains, "It has been my dream to re-invent the CONSERVATION board game I played as a child. In 2019 I went to NZ to see family and to find R.J Reynolds. With help from friends I found Bob and went to meet him in Nelson. I showed him my own cloth version of the game and told him my dream.

     

    Lisa and Bob - February 2020hand drawn cloth sample shown to Bob

     

    In February 2020 Bob gave me the rights to the game and I have been developing several versions of it with initial seed funding from the Nancy Shelley Bequest Fund, managed by Blue Mountains Quakers. The first version made in Australia is called EARTHCARE and production started in late 2021 thanks to a successful crowdfunder which ran from May - July 2021. Over 300 EARTHCARE games have been delivered to crowdfunder backers and online customers.

     

    I have now registred the company THIS SACRED EARTH PTY LTD and am ready to make plans for the Aotearoa New Zealand version using the original name CONSERVATION, still an important concept across the world, especially in this United Nations Decade of Ecosystem Restoration, 2021 - 2030".

     

    Here is a link to the online launch of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration on World Environment Day 2021.

     

    curent version of CONSERVATION board gameBe a Tidy Kiwi

     

    Lisa's mum is a Pakeha Kiwi and she has lots of uncles, aunties and cousins in Aoteroa-New Zealand. The EARTHCARE / CONSERVATION team who volunteered their time to get the game off the ground included Julian Bowker (in Australia), John Michaelis (in Aotearoa), Linda Agresti Hogue and Lisa Wriley (both in Australia).

     

    The aim going forward is that Lisa will be paid to project manage and 50% of profit from sale of the games will go to conservation projects in the countries where it is sold. This will include a $1 donation to Keep New Zealand Beautiful for each box game sold in Aotearoa New Zealand which will go towards helping their important work educating, inspiring and empowering Kiwis to Do the Right Thing.

     

    Lisa gives some background: "Making this game is important because the original game had a big impact on me and I hope it will inspire others to take action for the earth.  I trained as a teacher and have worked in environmental education and campaigning for more than 20 years. I believe games are a powerful way to learn important concepts while having fun and interacting with other players."

     

    Here is the longer promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-PObSMd9mw

     

    What will the money be used for?

    The money raised through PledgeMe, if we reach our goal, will help make the first 500 copies of the bi-lingual game of CONSERVATION. It will pay for the translation from english into te reo Māori and the manufacturing of the game box, folding game boards, cardboard tokens, I CARE, LITTER and 'HOW MANY STEPS? cards, footprint player pieces, upcycled smooth glass, aluminium and cardboard. It will also assist in the making of EARTHCARE cloth&clay games (see test print on canvas below) for those who like a game they can fit in their back-pack! The PledgeMe target funds also need to cover the cost to deliver the game (NZ$34 for postage and handling).

     

    We hope to reach the goal by Sunday 5 June, World Environment Day, and go into production. People will be able to pre-order more copies of the games here: https://www.earthcaregame.org/shop.

     

    Sample print on cloth

     

    Environmental Commitments

    Long-lasting design

    The original CONSERVATION board game has lasted more than 40 years in my family so I plan to follow Bob Reynold's example and make a simple quality product that will stand the test of time.  As it says on one of the game squares: "choose products that last". I hope this game can be handed down to the next generation.

    Reusability and recyclability

    Any packaging will be fully re-usable or recyclable. Let's keep our resources flowing around in a cycle - like nature!

    Sustainable materials

    High % recycled paper and cardboard for box, board and cards, clay or sustainably sourced plantation or upcycled timber will be used for the Footprint player pieces and tokens,  offcuts of aluminium from local businesses and scrap from a local stained glass business will represent metal and glass, after tumbling to make them safe to handle.

    The CONSERVATION and EARTHCARE games are made by THIS SACRED EARTH PTY LTD and H.O.P.E (Helping Our Planet Earth); a social enterprise, Australian business started by Lisa Wriley.

    Find out more at our website: https://www.earthcaregame.org/

    Comments

    Happy Birthday Bob! The CONSERVATION game NZ crowdfunder is under way!

    10/05/2022 at 9:38 AM

    Bob Reynolds invented the 1976 CONSERVATION game in NZ and has given me permission to give it new life in 2022. Here are the two games side by side.

    Bob was happy to receive the first prototype of the new CONSERVATION game for his 84th birthday.

    This makes the third game in the collection.

    The EARTHCARE box games and cloth games are already in production thanks to a crowdfunder in Australia last year.  More than 300 games have been delivered so far to pledgers and online shop pre-orders. Find them here: https://www.earthcaregame.org/

    Now it is time to spread the word and find enough pledgers for the NZ #PledgeMe crowdfunder so we can make the first 500 copies of the new CONSERVATION game.

    A big thank you to the first pledgers who have helped us crack the first $1000!! Bless you.

    Please share with family, friends, colleagues, local schools, Scouts, Guides, adventure groups, nature lovers, earthcarers and waste wise folk who will value a fun way to explore the concepts of re-use, conserving resources, connecting with nature and caring for this amazing planet we share.

    The link to share with love: https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/7048-conservation-game-small-steps-to-save-the-planet

      Pleasance Hansen
      2022-05-19 11:55:11 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2022-05-12 19:51:15 +1200
      Stacey McGavin
      2022-05-12 18:21:46 +1200
      phillida Bunkle
      2022-05-12 16:09:15 +1200
      Angelique Meyer
      2022-05-12 08:47:53 +1200

      "Let us know where we will be able to purchase it! "

      Robin Williamson
      2022-05-11 11:23:35 +1200

      "So brilliant to see this re-creation Lisa. Yay you!!"

      Dave Laurie
      2022-05-10 17:54:20 +1200
      Melanie Mark-Shadbolt
      2022-05-09 19:54:33 +1200
      Robin Allison
      2022-05-06 17:05:16 +1200

      "Congratulations Lisa, great initiative. I'm looking forward to playing with my mokopuna."

      Anonymous pledger
      2022-05-06 14:57:23 +1200
      Vicki Semmens
      2022-05-06 14:48:54 +1200

      "Great work Lisa. Good luck"

      Anonymous pledger
      2022-05-06 13:59:38 +1200
      Claire McGowan
      2022-05-06 08:03:14 +1200
      Trevor McGavin
      2022-05-05 21:35:30 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2022-05-05 17:23:54 +1200

      "WE NEED MANY SMALL AND BIG STEPS to save planet earth, our common home."

      Anonymous pledger
      2022-05-05 16:21:12 +1200

      "I LOVE THIS GAME and think it is needed now more than ever!"

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