In advance of the Public Works orientation day take a look at the video, Eco Tour on Second Life. produced earlier this year by UC/Berkeley graduate student Stephanie Gerson (Sequioa Hax in Second Life) and Charles Lawrence (Geuis Teses in Second Life), part of a larger project with the Environmental Protection Agency to explore how computer and video game technologies can be applied to environmental issues.
The tour will take you to places like:
- Eolus One, where a virtual world energy management system is reducing energy consumption in real-world buildings; This should be of interest to all facilities managements people and those in the built environment.
- Etopia Eco-village which showcases sustainable architecture and sustainable living;
- the Avatar Action Center that seeks to educate Second Life residents about sustainability issues and empower them to take action in their real lives; and
- Second Chance Trees where residents plant virtual trees that trigger the planting of endangered tree species worldwide.