The United Nations is launching an animated film and interactive game that aims to teach Gen Z how to protect and appreciate the ozone layer.
Who’d have thought the UN would be dropping a mobile game in 2021?
‘Reset Earth’ is a new game and interactive web series being launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to celebrate this weekend’s World Education day. It’s available through the ‘Ozone Secretariat’ website, a platform offering young environmentalists a ton of useful tools and resources to stay up to speed with all things relating to our ozone layer.
The main goal is to teach Gen Z the important of protecting the thin part of the atmosphere that shields our planet from harmful levels of ultraviolet radiation.
Currently, ozone depletion is a cause of significant environmental concern. Chemicals such as chlorofluorocarbon and hydrofluorocarbon both cause damage to the ozone layer and are produced in vast quantities. According to the UN, ozone-depleting substances (ODs) that are used for things like refrigeration, air conditioning, and aerosol sprays, account for close to 11% of the total recorded warming emissions to date.