Celebrate Earth Day with Minecraft

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, energize your students with new Minecraft worlds and lessons created by EIT InnoEnergy and Blockworks!


Spark Learning

Renewable energy supports climate resilience and reduces our dependence on fossil fuels. Learn more about how the Lumen City Challenge and Lumen Power Challenge encourage students to explore energy sources, solve a town’s power problems, and build a sustainable city in Minecraft.

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Take the Challenge

In the Lumen City Challenge, students become responsible for managing cost, revenue, pollution, and citizen happiness. They can choose cleaner energy alternatives or less expensive but environmentally damaging options.

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Solve Tricky Problems

Students must repair damaged energy infrastructure in the Lumen Power Challenge. Explore and fix offshore wind turbines, rooftop solar panels, nuclear reactor, a hydroelectric dam, and an off-grid house for this Earth Day challenge.

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Teach with Minecraft

Inspire climate action and STEM learning with Minecraft! The Lumen worlds are available in Minecraft: Education Edition via the lesson library and Minecraft Bedrock in the Marketplace. Anyone can access Minecraft: Education Edition with a valid O365 EDU account through June 2020.

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Looking for more activities for your virtual classroom? Download the remote learning toolkit and run a sustainability-themed build challenge.