The Institute for Applied Sustainability
The Institute for Applied Sustainability has joined with the Coldharbour Institute in Gunnison to offers a holistic suite of courses that develop the practical skills and knowledge needed to create more sustainable and economically resilient communities, and provide training for green jobs.
The World Peace Game
The World Peace Game is a geo-political science simulation. The object of the game is to achieve world peace by challenging students with over thirty interlocking crises. The Game includes a United Nations, World Bank, Legal Counsel, Arms Dealer and four countries each having a Prime Minister and cabinet members. The game puts four or five countries against each other in every way: politically, socially, militarily, environmentally, and economically. The children must use their imagination and critical-thinking skills to strategize their way out of world crises. The game allows students to collectively and creatively find solutions to problems, and through the process they gain deep insight into their strengths and ability to overcome areas in which they are less comfortable. They learn that collaboration and problem-solving are essential to solutions.
Please email Ellen Patten at email@example.com, or you could call Jackie Burt at 970-209-1811/Michael Greene at 970-275-6620 with any questions.
To learn more about the Peace Games please visit http://www.worldpeacegame.org/
Classes offered through Institute of Applied Sustainability:
Directions to Coldharbour Ranch from Gunnison:
The Ranch is located about halfway between mile
marker 164 and mile marker 165 on Hwy 50. After you pass mile marker 164, drive about a 1/2 mile and look for a large yellow building with a red/orange roof on the right (the red/orange roof is the prominent feature), this is Coldharbour Ranch. The turn to the right looks like a small driveway, turn here, and you have arrived!