ECO HEROES TO SAVE PLANET EARTH
Created by UK duo Dave Robinson and Stephen Parkinson, the Eco Heroes show how easy it is to become an Eco Hero and improve the environment where you live.
Using less energy, recycling, walking and cycling more and cutting back on food and other waste are all simple steps that everyone can do.
With their motto, “Who Cares? We Care!” the Eco Heroes inspire children to be like them and do more to look after the Earth.
After over two years of design and development, the Eco Heroes are now set to come to life in their very own computer game.
In Animal Alert, the Eco Heroes save animals in danger from environmental disasters such as chemical and oil spills. And in a special twist, the game finale sees the Eco Heroes save the people of New York from storms and floods brought about by climate change.
Launching on crowd-sourcing website, Kickstarter, Dave and Stephen hope to raise enough money to have the Eco Heroes game up and running by early 2015.
Designer and co-creator of the Eco Heroes, Dave Robinson (34) said: “Children will be affected by climate change more than anyone else and they hold the key to the future of our planet. Behaviour starts at a young age and the Eco Heroes have been designed to be fun, colourful and exciting so that children want to be and behave like an Eco Hero.
“Once inspired to be Eco Heroes, it’s then second nature for children to want to take greater care of the environment. Removing phone chargers, turning appliances off ‘standby’ mode, switching the lights off and not running the taps when brushing your teeth, are all simple steps that children as Eco Heroes can do. In turn, this behaviour influences their parents, grand-parents, family and friends so that more and more people become Eco Heroes. One generation inspiring another!”
Fellow co-creator, Stephen Parkinson (42) added:
“Dave and I both have children at primary school and to be honest we are big kids ourselves! Games are a fantastic way to reach people, especially children, so we have designed an Eco Heroes game that appeals to both children and parents. Animal Alert is about saving animals but it also has a strong environmental message and how our actions affect the planet.
“Climate change and global warming is a truly difficult concept to understand, let alone teach! Current resources focus on telling children about the environment, rather than inspiring them to find out and do more for themselves. The Eco Heroes fills this gap and engages children on their level so that they want to become Eco Heroes.
“We’ve had an amazing reaction to the Eco Heroes and we are working hard now to raise the funds to make the Animal Alert game a reality. From there the sky really is the limit. We want the Eco Heroes to be a living library of resources for children, parents teachers and schools so that everyone can learn more about climate change and how to be an Eco Hero. We even have plans for an environmentally friendly Eco Hero product range and who knows, even Eco Heroes the movie!”
“There is a saying that ‘from small acorns do big oak trees grow’. Now, we just need people to help us plant our seed of change to inspire a new green generation of Eco Heroes around the world”.
1. There are seven Eco Hero characters: Adam, Aqsa, Leif, Rose, Sky, Urvi and Yang.
2. The Eco Heroes explain in an inspiring and easy to understand way, more about the environment and climate change, as well as how we all can be Eco Heroes.
3. More information about the Eco Heroes can be found at the Eco Heroes website www.theecoheroes.com
4. To view the Kickstarter campaign please visit http://kck.st/1h9ykVw
5. The Eco Heroes can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theecoheroes and Twitter @theecoheroes