In partnership with Verto
The environment: it’s trending harder than Kim Kardashian. In fact, it’s become so modish to think green that the whole Kardashian-Jenner clan have adopted sustainable lifestyles. Take Kanye, who has pledged to make his YEEZY brand eco-friendly (algae foam runners are coming); Kendall, who has been spotted using a reusable tumbler MULTIPLE times (an event so groundbreaking it even made Vogue news) and Caitlyn Jenner, who is so enthralled by the idea of neo-sustainable living that she’s swapped-out her Malibu mansion for three weeks in the Australian jungle (ahhh, if only there were cameras in the wild to capture this escapade).
Jokes aside, environmental issues are, rather fittingly, a hot topic. And with the rising issues of more forest fires and melting ice caps, it’s no surprise that us younger folk (including queen Greta Thunberg) are concerned about the wellbeing of our planet.
Many of us have already started to make small changes – such as investing in vegan leather accessories (Stella McCartney or Nanushka, if you have style), carrying totes instead of buying plastic bags and drinking oat milk lattes – which are all wise decisions that make a difference. And there’s even a select few of us that have gone so far to join the XR movement: something I’m totally on board with as long as you don’t disturb my morning commute (which is, btw, a lot more efficient than hailing an Uber).
But don’t worry if you’re yet to make any of these sustainable changes as I’ve got the perfect starting place for you. Introducing Verto’s brand-new environment game: a fun, thought-provoking questionnaire designed to encourage you to be a little more Di Caprio and a little less Trump.
As well as making one muse about the importance of their own views, Verto spurs curiosity about the stance the world’s political and corporate leaders take on climate change. Is it a priority to them? Do you understand our collective power in terms of where we spend our money? 86% of players so far say they do – so should big business be worried if their not doing enough to prioritise planet over profit?
In the hope that you’ve had an Earth Song-esque epiphany by the end of the questionnaire, Verto prompts you to share the game with friends and family via Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter and also allows you to anonymously compare your environmental views with other participants.
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Not just your average Joe, Lord Joseph William Furness – lorded by a mate for his birthday (a decision they now live to regret) – struggles to understand a world in which everyone isn’t as blunt, unemotional and sarcastic as him. His mother calls him pretentious because of his materialistic nature; whilst his father tells him that he can’t live in his own ‘dream world’ forever, but he seems to be doing pretty well so far. He plans to write for The Hook until he sees his name in shining lights – a future promised to him by his year 4 primary school teacher. You can contact Joseph at [email protected]Follow