Rope Exercise: From Greenhouse to Hothouse

What Is It?

An exercise that visually demonstrates and represents the scale of fossil fuel consumption and growth.

Why Do it?

  • To demonstrate visually and viscerally the scale of fossil fuel consumption and growth.
  • To connect it to the concept of “lag effect.”
  • To give a clear sense of the scale of the ongoing ecological crisis.

Time

30 minutes – 45 minutes

Materials needed

  • A long rope (50-100 feet)
  • Volunteers to hold the rope

 

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