Microsoft recently released its annual sustainability report, and while these documents usually make for quite a boring read, the company decided to put an interesting spin on this year’s report.
According to The Verge, Microsoft has teamed up with Mojang, the developer of Minecraft to release a free Minecraft map that brings Microsoft’s goals laid out in the latest sustainability report to life.
— Xbox Wire (@XboxWire) January 28, 2021
The map has been named “Sustainable City,” and can be downloaded from the Minecraft marketplace. It has also been added to Minecraft: Education, an offshoot of the original game that was developed to help students learn and, more importantly, to help teachers put together creative, fun, and modern lesson plans.
the Sustainable City map features six educational lessons, each of which covers a variety of topics. These include things like water outflow and treatment, sustainable food production, and responsible forestry. Mojang described these lessons as a way to “give students a sense of stewardship for the planet.”
In terms of the report itself, Microsoft has made some significant steps to becoming carbon negative. The company managed to secure the removal of 1 million metric tons of carbon going into 2021 and is closer to becoming water positive after investing 700 times more in water replenishment projects in 2020.
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