Avatar Action Center  Raising Awareness of Global Sustainability Issues in SL Presented at the Nonprofit Commons in Second...
Avatar Action Center  Raising Awareness of Global Sustainability Issues in SL The Avatar Action Center mission is to educa...
Case Study: Avatar Action Center  Raising Awareness of Global Sustainability Issues <ul><li>Project started October 2006 <...
Avatar Action Center  Delivering Interactive Educational Materials <ul><li>Created a Sustainability Center dedicated to al...
Avatar Action Center  Flagship Event: Earth Day in Second Life <ul><li>AAC’s flagship event is the annual Earth Day celebr...
Avatar Action Center  Partnering for Impact <ul><li>AAC partners with other organizations, both in-world and in RL </li></ul>
Avatar Action Center  Partner: Sustainable Living Roadshow <ul><li>Sustainable Living Roadshow is one organization    that...
Avatar Action Center  Projects in Progress: New AAC Island <ul><li>AAC is in the process of moving from the mainland to an...
Avatar Action Center  Projects in Progress: New AAC Island <ul><li>AAC is in the process of moving from the mainland to an...
Avatar Action Center  Projects in Progress: New AAC Island <ul><li>AAC is in the process of moving from the mainland to an...
Avatar Action Center  Projects in Progress: EduStations <ul><li>Visitors learn from Education Stations and take a series o...
Avatar Action Center  Projects in Progress: EduStations <ul><li>Visitors learn from Education Stations and take a series o...
Avatar Action Center  Projects in Progress: AAC News Service <ul><li>Mixture of reporting on in-world sustainability-orien...
Avatar Action Center  Staff and Volunteers Needed! <ul><li>Currently looking to hire a community facilitator </li></ul><ul...
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  1. 1. Avatar Action Center Raising Awareness of Global Sustainability Issues in SL Presented at the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life by founder Sage Truss January 9, 2009 aka Erika Bjune Vice President of Information Technology Tides Network
  2. 2. Avatar Action Center Raising Awareness of Global Sustainability Issues in SL The Avatar Action Center mission is to educate people in virtual life about real world sustainability issues and encourage them to take action in real life.
  3. 3. Case Study: Avatar Action Center Raising Awareness of Global Sustainability Issues <ul><li>Project started October 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Donation kiosk system for fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>Stages and dance floor for events and presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive educational material </li></ul><ul><li>Web site for group collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly group meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships with real-world organizations </li></ul><ul><li>First SL-based project to gain nonprofit status (via fiscal sponsorship) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Avatar Action Center Delivering Interactive Educational Materials <ul><li>Created a Sustainability Center dedicated to alternative energy topics and distributed interactive exhibits around the AAC land </li></ul>Interactive Solar Home created by Bjerkel Eerie Became a permanent display at AAC Sustainability Center hosts exhibits and slide shows on various alternative energy solutions
  5. 5. Avatar Action Center Flagship Event: Earth Day in Second Life <ul><li>AAC’s flagship event is the annual Earth Day celebration </li></ul><ul><li>5 live performers, 5 educational presentations, dance party </li></ul><ul><li>225 visitors throughout the day, 24 new group members </li></ul><ul><li>Total cost: ~$125US </li></ul><ul><li>Donations: ~$25US </li></ul>
  6. 6. Avatar Action Center Partnering for Impact <ul><li>AAC partners with other organizations, both in-world and in RL </li></ul>
  7. 7. Avatar Action Center Partner: Sustainable Living Roadshow <ul><li>Sustainable Living Roadshow is one organization that shares content with Avatar Action Center </li></ul>“ Toss Out Fossil Fuels” is one of the real-world carnival games (left) from the Sustainable Living Roadshow that the Avatar Action Center converted for use during the Earth Day event.
  8. 8. Avatar Action Center Projects in Progress: New AAC Island <ul><li>AAC is in the process of moving from the mainland to an island </li></ul>More space, better sim performance for events…
  9. 9. Avatar Action Center Projects in Progress: New AAC Island <ul><li>AAC is in the process of moving from the mainland to an island </li></ul>… a new, larger Sustainability Center and amphitheatre are under construction…
  10. 10. Avatar Action Center Projects in Progress: New AAC Island <ul><li>AAC is in the process of moving from the mainland to an island </li></ul>… and a café for hanging out and hosting informal group meetings
  11. 11. Avatar Action Center Projects in Progress: EduStations <ul><li>Visitors learn from Education Stations and take a series of quizzes to earn a Certificate of Sustainability Awareness </li></ul>Quizzes and questions set up and managed in a web-based interface…
  12. 12. Avatar Action Center Projects in Progress: EduStations <ul><li>Visitors learn from Education Stations and take a series of quizzes to earn a Certificate of Sustainability Awareness </li></ul>… and delivered via an interactive panel and HUD in-world.
  13. 13. Avatar Action Center Projects in Progress: AAC News Service <ul><li>Mixture of reporting on in-world sustainability-oriented activity and real life issues to be distributed as a monthly podcast </li></ul>Studio set for “filming” AAC News episodes
  14. 14. Avatar Action Center Staff and Volunteers Needed! <ul><li>Currently looking to hire a community facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging group members to volunteer – Earth Day is just four months away! </li></ul><ul><li>Builders, Coders, Texturers welcomed to help with the island rebuild and development of new exhibits </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Sage Truss for more info or visit www.avataraction.org </li></ul>Thank You!
  15. 15. Avatar Action Center Raising Awareness of Global Sustainability Issues
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