Advancing Sustainable Solutions
Learn how to make lives better and more sustainable—and have some fun along the way!
Explore our monthly online U-M-student-developed games, which range in format and difficulty. At the beginning of each month from now until Earth Day in April 2022, we’ll release new games that test your skills and knowledge of sustainability issues.
Grow and Test your Green Knowledge
Are you a Green Genius? A Green Amateur? Somewhere in between? Assess your awareness on topics ranging from energy, water, food, waste, buildings, materials, and transportation systems.
Sort the Trash on Earth
Explore some of the common challenges we are facing on Earth and learn more about recycling in this student-developed game. Is it a quick refresher for you or brand-new information? Test your skills and find out.
Ready to reach a new level of fun with Sustainable Rush! With our newest online game, explore how many sections you can achieve as you match environmental tiles through various stages while learning a few facts along the way.
The Wheel of Sustainability
Please check out our fourth game and spin the Wheel of Sustainability. It is a very quick way to explore eight mini-game options. These games have limited environment and sustainability content at the end of the mini-games.
Day in the Life
Are you interested in reducing your carbon footprint in your daily life? Are you unsure how to best live sustainably? View this interactive guide for suggestions and information on the impacts of everyday objects and actions.
About Our Student Games Developer
Nikhil Ghosh, U-M Computer Science Engineering student
Video games have been a large part of my life for as long as I can remember. My childhood is filled with memories of being hit by blue shells in Mario Kart, hanging off the side of a train in Uncharted, or defeating Dr. Robitnik’s latest contraption in Sonic the Hedgehog. I take my love of gaming into every interactive experience I make. The games I've worked on have given me insight into how my passion for games can intersect with sustainability. I now realize I can use my skills as a game developer to have a large positive impact on the world rather than just to give my players’ joy. Getting to learn about sustainability and work with the incredibly passionate Student Center staff has helped me learn how I can take care to reduce my carbon footprint.
Want to learn more? Do more? Consider undergraduate and graduate classes and degrees at U-M.
- U-M Program in the Environment, our undergraduate liberal arts program
- School for Environment and Sustainability Graduate Programs