How Can Bingo Help Us to Teach Others to Live Sustainably?

When thinking about how to live sustainably, the bingo industry might not be the first source of inspiration. But with so many different suggestions, ideas, and ideologies, it could be one that is worth looking towards. The bingo industry managed to evolve from a traditional game into one that spans audiences, platforms, and media. So, in terms of changing how things are currently done, bingo could give some pointers for those who are attempting to change stubborn habits to live more sustainably – or to convince others of the eco-friendly way of life. What can bingo teach us about helping others to live sustainably?

How Can Bingo Help Us to Teach Others to Live Sustainably

Embracing New Platforms

Sustainable living is all about taking something traditional and changing it to suit modern times. Online bingo has been able to do this well, by taking the traditional game of bingo and giving it a makeover. As the games at  show, the classic game has been converted in many different rooms with many different themes.

By embracing different platforms, such as those online, the traditional game found a new lease of life and was able to add elements to the gameplay. So, when teaching others to live sustainably, we could find ways to wrap up the essence of sustainable living in a way that might resonate better. For instance, rather than suggesting that people go without ordering masses of products from other countries, they could instead try to find ones closer to home. By changing the delivery, but keeping the message itself, more people could be convinced of the benefits of sustainable living.

How Can Bingo Help Us to Teach Others to Live Sustainably

Targeting Different Audiences

One of bingo’s unique issues has been targeting newer audiences. Traditional games attract traditional audiences, so finding new ones can be tricky. Similarly, living sustainably appeals to some people and not to others – but for it to work for everyone, these laggards need to be converted to the sustainable way of thinking.

Bingo was able to appeal to a typically more mid-twenties audience by changing how it delivered its gameplay. Community centers were traded for nightclubs and tombola-style prizes were swapped for gimmicks such as inflatables and cut-outs of celebrities. Bongo’s Bingo – – for example helped bring bingo to new audiences who found they did enjoy playing the game.

So, by taking this and applying it to sustainable living, we need to approach those who are yet to be converted where they might be ‘hanging out.’ As younger bingo fans were in nightclubs, those less concerned about sustainable living may be concerned about other things, which most likely are related to sustainable living. So, by changing how we deliver messages around sustainable living we are better able to convince people of this way of life. Putting your audience first is key for these conversations, according to

To live a more sustainable life, we need to be open to recycling – and that comes with ideas too. By borrowing some of the ways in which the bingo industry has remained successful over the years, we can learn to not only live better but to find ways in which to help others live better too.

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