Sustainability is a key issue for Microsoft and Xbox. We are looking for new ways to reduce our carbon footprint and raise awareness in our community. Reaching our Sustainability commitments It will take time and a lot of work, but we believe that consistent, step-by-step steps are the surest path to eternal impact. It’s our responsibility to build a more sustainable future on Xbox, but we know our community is passionate about this mission and is looking for ways to show it.
For Earth Day 2021, we want to recognize that progress also requires awareness. Today’s best stories have the power to move and change their minds – and games have that power too, with a social and visual dimension that other entertainment doesn’t have. With that in mind, we’d like to share a few ways you and your friends can discover and fuel discussions on climate-related issues that lead to action. Read on to learn more about our Earth Day activities and how you can get involved.
Making an impact through Minecraft
Mojang Studios continue their mission Building a better world through partnerships and activities in support of sustainability and environmental protection. With the Coral builders Minecraft set out to restore coral reefs and support marine life, starting with a donation of $ 100,000 to Conservation of nature and donation of the proceeds from the Coral Crafters Skin Pack. Minecraft also partnered World Wildlife Fund on support programs panda and Honey bee Conservation, an additional $ 200,000 in donations plus proceeds from merchandise.
On this Earth Day, take part in a very special edition of Xbox Plays that will feature Microsoft Chief Environmental Officer Lucas Joppa, Xbox Social Good Director Jenn Panattoni, and Minecraft Education Marketing Director Sara Cornish are Minecraft‘s Sustainability City and discuss the importance of sustainable practices. Turn on Pull out Thursday, April 22nd, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. PT to join the fun, celebrate Earth Day, and learn about Microsoft and Xbox’s sustainability efforts.
Minecraft is celebrating Earth Day with a new learning experience for educators and students
In April, Minecraft: Education Edition celebrate earth day with the new Radical recycling lesson for the sustainability city World taking students on a journey through a busy urban environment and to the recycling center. One of the most important lessons educators can teach learners is how important their decisions are, whether they are individual choices or the solutions that support them in their communities. Learn about sustainable farming, forestry, renewable energy sources and more in Sustainability City with seven lesson plans and activities to explore. For more information, please visit: Celebrate Earth Day with Minecraft | Minecraft: Education Edition
Play and Impact with Microsoft Rewards: The Conservation and World Wildlife Fund
Microsoft Rewards members in the US can have further impact with The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund Microsoft Rewards on Xbox. All Microsoft Rewards point donations made to these organizations will be matched by Microsoft during the month of April. Below is more information about each of these organizations and why you should donate.
Conservation of nature The Nature Conservancy is a global non-profit environmental organization committed to creating a world where humans and nature can thrive. Your mission is to preserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
World Wildlife Fund – As the world’s leading nature conservation organization, WWF works in almost 100 countries. At all levels, they work with people around the world to develop and deliver innovative solutions that protect communities, wildlife and the places they live. Your mission is to protect nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on earth.
Xbox players can earn Microsoft Rewards points in a number of ways, including: B. When playing or buying games after downloading the Microsoft Rewards app on Xbox. Earn points and redeem them for real rewards. Join today
Discover Amazing Worlds This Earth Day with Xbox Game Pass
While many fans continue to experience widespread social distancing and isolation, we invite our Xbox community to explore amazing worlds through gaming! From building, tinkering or exploring on earth or in other worlds, Xbox Game Pass created one Earth Day inspired collection. Other games offer themes of survival in challenging environments and elements of creating or maintaining life in a sustainable way. Have fun exploring!
- Grounded (Cloud, console, PC): The world is a huge, beautiful, and dangerous place – especially when you’ve shrunk to the size of an ant. Explore, build, and survive together in this cooperative survival adventure. This title is part of the Xbox Early Access program and is available on Xbox Game Pass.
- Minecraft (Console): Explore your own unique world, survive the night and create anything you can imagine!
- Nobody’s heaven (Cloud, Console, PC): Explore an infinite universe where you will discover unique, never-before-seen planets and life forms.
- Astroneer (Cloud, Console, PC): In the 25th Century Intergalactic Age of Discovery, when astronauts explore the limits of space and risk their lives in harsh environments to uncover rare discoveries and unlock the secrets of the universe.
Platform and game availability vary by region. Please check https://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-game-pass/games More information on availability.
Digital collections celebrating Earth Day
During Earth Day week and beyond, we’ll be highlighting movies and television that can educate and motivate you to join us as we work to minimize our environmental footprint for a sustainable future. Player in the United States
‘Hog Wild’ label for Halo: The Master Chief Collection
in the Halo: The Master Chief CollectionOur players can customize their profile with special nameplates that remind of in-game activities or celebrate special events. To celebrate Earth Day, all players who register April 21-25 will receive this special ‘Hog Wild’ nameplate, a not-so-subtle nod to the warthog vehicle!
Microsoft is committed to leading an ambitious and action-driven future in this space and we look forward to working even more with you on our sustainability efforts in the years to come. In the meantime, you can learn more about what Microsoft is doing in celebration of Earth Day and how Microsoft approaches sustainability more generally