The following is a list of environmental & social issue games. Most of these green games are suited for people of all ages, but some games contain themes geared toward adult issues.
Bacteria Salad - Food safety game where you have to grow tomatoes or spinach without making people sick from e. coli or salmonella.
Food Import Folly – Become the FDA and prevent contaminated food goods from entering the USA. Free online flash game about the import security of food goods.
Pipe Dreams - Pipe Dreams is an economic prosperity vs. environmental protection game that focuses on land use in agriculture.
CLIMATE CHANGE (GLOBAL WARMING) GAMES
BBC Climate Change - BBC Climate Challenge is an online environmental game that focuses on policy and sustainable development over a 110 year period.
CEO2 - Make successful decisions as the CEO of chemical, solar, insurance and automotive companies while reducing CO2 emissions.
Clim’Way - Climate change and green environmental game with highly detailed energy categories.
Planet Protectors - Planet Protectors have the mission challenge of reducing the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere by keeping the Earth's temperature in check.
CONSTRUCTION and ENGINEERING GAME
West Point Bridge Designer - This is an engineering game and virtual bridge simulator. Your goal is to design and build a virtual bridge for the lowest possible cost.
Build-A-Prairie – Build-a-Prairie is a tall grass prairie restoration game for learning about prairie ecosystems.
Eco Tour - Play as a scout in the forest
WolfQuest – 3D wildlife simulation game that teaches you about gray wolves in Yellowstone National Park.
ENERGY and CONSERVATION GAMES
Eco Mission – Eco Mission is a green game that focuses on players trying to get to a concert while trying to minimize their environmental impact.
Electrocity – ElectroCity is a Sim City-style simulator that focuses on energy use and sustainable development.
EnerCities - Energy and natural resource game that allows you to build a sustainable city while encountering environmental restrictions.
Energy City – Energy City is a simcity style renewable energy environmental game.
Energy Hog – Energy Hog is an online environmental game designed for children consisting of 5 mini-games that teach children about wise energy use.
Energyville – Energyville is a green game developed by Chevron and the Economist Group that lets users choose future energy options while building a virtual city.
Oiligarchy – This oil game is an anti-environmental game that makes you drill for oil and corrupt politicians in order to win.
Oil God - Oil God is a virtual oil game where you have to run up the price of gasoline by creating wars and natural disasters.
Quest For Oil - Quest For Oil is a free to download simulation game that has you experience the challenges of offshore oil drilling in the North Sea and Qatar.
What the Frack - Players join other stakeholders, including: the energy industry, politicians, environmentalists and the general public, in the controversial fracking debate.
Windfall - Environmental game where you have to build windmills in strategic locations. Windfall is a green game with NIMBYism at the core.
GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS GAME
Profit Seed - has players take on the role of farmer trying to plant heirloom organic seeds while preventing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) from growing.
Mission Migration – Learn about birds that migrate and how human activity such as using pesticides affects them in this green game.
Raiders of The Last Bark – Protect the Congo rainforest from logging sponsored by the World Bank in this green game.
LAND USE GAMES
BioHarmonius - BioHarmonius has players working to save two interconnected planets, one of which is unsustainable through environmental degradation, loss of species and biodiversity.
Plan Your Future Park - A urban sustainable development game that challenges you to design a park in New York City.
NATURAL DISASTER GAMES
Disaster Watch – The calamity game where you have to minimize the impacts of natural disasters in Nicaragua.
Pandemic 2 - Global pandemic game where you create a virus, bacteria, or parasite in order to destroy mankind.
Stop Disasters Game – The Stop Disasters Game allows you to anticipate and mitigate the affects of 5 common natural disasters: tsunami, hurricane, wildfire, earthquake and flood.
POLITICS and OVERFISHING GAME
The Seagull Strikes Back – Take a few craps on several politicians in the funny overfishing game.
AWQA Game - This is a water pollution game that involves testing for nitrate, phosphate, iron and sulphate pollution.
Litterfin Louie – An environmental game for the iphone & ipod touch where you play a fish that is trying to clean up the ocean from toxic waste.
Pollution Simulator – Pollution Simulator is a green game that lets you control pollution by engaging in anti-smoking campaigns, ISO 14001 standards and recycling, etc.
Smog City 2 – Smog City 2 lets you control the city pollution levels by customizing the city environment in a variety of ways.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GAMES
Third World Farmer – Third World Farmer is a sustainable development game featuring farming, environmentalism and geopolitical practices in the developing world.
SOCIAL ACTIVISM GAMES
Against All Odds – Game about a refugee making the decision to escape from their war torn country.
Ayiti: The Cost of Life - Social economic development game based on preventing poverty in Haiti.
Better Business Game – Better Business Game is the online questionnaire for the environmentally conscious CEO.
Darfur is Dying – Play Darfur is Dying to find out what it is like to survive as a child in Darfur. You half to obtain food, build shelters, collect water, and stay healthy.
Fatworld – Nutrition game focusing on the politics of nutrition.
Karma Tycoon – Run your own non-profit organization (NGO). Run a homeless shelter, animal shelter, performing arts center, and youth center to strengthen your ‘karma’.
McDonalds Video Game – The McDonald’s Video Game features elements of globalization, corruption, rainforest loss, consumer health threats, capitalism, and flawed advertising.
Peter Packet: Social Activism Game – An environmental challenges and social awareness game teaching about AIDS in Zimbabwe, clean water in Haiti and helping children to attend school in India.
Sim Sweatshop – Sim Sweatshop educates you about the conditions of people working in sweatshops in developing countries.
SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION GAME
Mobility – Mobility is a green game similar to Sim City that specializes in sustainable transportation and infrastructure.
WASTE MANAGEMENT and RECYCLING GAMES
Dump Town – Make Dump Town green by establishing reuse centers, composting, recycling centers and programs including grass cycling and home yard trimmings.
Enviro Boarder – Enviroboarder is a recycling game where the object is to use a skateboard to collect reusable goods off the street and put them into designated recycling bins.
WATER CONSERVATION GAME
Water Busters – Water Busters lets you play the role of Phil Dumpster who must lower his family’s water consumption and reduce his water bill.