Think you know the Vineyard? This spring you will have the opportunity to test that knowledge with How Green is Your Vineyard? A board game that will include up to 1,800 questions in six categories: conservation, agriculture, history, commerce, arts and culture and odds and ends.
Businesses and organizations can participate by purchasing a space on the board and contributing questions to the game.
The game is the creation of Paul Lazes and Geoff Rose. Mr. Lazes, owner of Rock Pond Cabinetry, has a background in product development and has been living on the Vineyard for 10 years with his family. Mr. Rose is the developer of Our Island Club, the buy-local savings program that also raises money for Vineyard organizations.
How Green is Your Vineyard? is designed to be a fun way to underscore the Vineyard’s environment. With a 100-plus-year history of conservation, the Island is home to a remarkable web of eco-friendly activity and a commitment to sustainability. “It’s why people come here and why so many want to make it their home,” said Mr. Rose.
“We are not purists or teachers. We hope to entertain and educate our game players with interesting facts and information related to conservation, sustainability and eco-friendly business practices in a fun, thought-provoking, meaningful way,” said Mr. Lazes
The game will be given to all schools and libraries. Mr. Rose said the they are planning a kickoff event with each town organizing a Green Team of police and fire officials, selectmen and others playing the game for charity.
At least $1 from the sale of each board game will be donated to conservation organizations.
For information contact Geoff Rose at 774-836-4397 or Paul Lazes at 774-253-3828.