2019 Fall Newsletter | Playing The Fish Game

We support schools and communities learning in partnership for a sustainable future.



The Cloud Institute uses The Fish Game to start the conversation about education for sustainability. The transformative learning experience encourages thinking and new ideas about system dynamics and interdependence. Through their experience, the 'players' realize how much their thinking drives their behavior and how much, in the context of interdependence, their behavior makes a difference. .

The significant problems we face cannot be solved with the same level of thinking we used when we created them. – Albert Einstein

Jaimie P. Cloud and Students at the Sustainability Summit 2019 in Chicago

Jaimie P. Cloud and Students at the Sustainability Summit 2019 in Chicago

Once people make this connection between thinking, behavior, and impact, the focus then shifts to what kinds of thinking and behavior will contribute to a healthy and sustainable future, and the concept of sustainability comes alive for them.

Kids Playing The Fish Game in Germany

Kids Playing The Fish Game in Germany

In addition to highlighting systems, interdependence, and the importance of thinking and mindfulness, The Fish Game introduces the concept of the commons. The commons include those things upon which we all depend and for which we are all responsible. Fish stocks are a commons. Once people have played and de-briefed The Fish Game, we can draw on their experience over time to make additional learning concrete and applicable.

The Fish Game Online Fundraiser

The Fish Game Online has been accessible online for free for more than 15 years, but it needs an UPGRADE.

Users on Apple iOs devices haven’t been able to play the game, and now with Adobe Flash being phased out, The Fish Game Online may not be available to anyone. BUT, you can help. Your donation today of any amount will go towards the development of a brand new Fish Game Online. We appreciate your support.

Introduction to Education for Sustainability Facilitators Guide

Learn how to effectively deliver Intro to EfS Workshops and The Fish Game to introduce participants to education for sustainability and transform their thinking about what’s possible when thinking creatively and working together. This guide is designed to challenge your ways of thinking about the world, your relationship to it, and your ability to influence it in an entirely new way - and to enable you to do the same with others.