Draw everyone into the conversation on climate change and the energy transition!
The Infographic Energy Transition Coloring Book (IETCB) is a unique visual communication and education tool that uses infographics to engage people of all ages in the conversation on climate change and renewable energy.
It’s a project driven by passion, with each fact meticulously researched by industry professionals and 33 hand-drawn infographic spreads.
Climate change mitigation and the need to develop a decentralised renewable energy supply are among the greatest challenges of our time. Our goal is to keep the public engaged in the conversation and informed about exciting scientific breakthroughs and opportunities.
This award-winning coloring book is a perfect introduction to the current challenges and achievements in the climate and energy world!
Fridays for Future officially supports The Infographic Energy Transition Coloring Book
Fridays for Future (Berlin) released a statement supporting project. For full text of the statement, visit the link here.
"... In The Infographic Energy Transition Coloring Book, Ellery Studio and the Institute for Climate Change, Energy and Mobility (IKEM) communicate scientific information about climate change in a unique way.
This is especially important in the digital age, because access to information is one thing; understanding its complexity is another. That’s why we need materials like the IETCB, which can facilitate a cross-generational understanding of fundamental issues. The writers and designers behind the coloring book have developed an innovative format to illustrate the measures and strategies needed to achieve the energy and mobility transition.
The IETCB presents basic facts and figures on climate change and the energy transition in a playful and creative way. Schools, in particular, should take advantage of this format in order to introduce comprehensive climate education in schools as early as possible."
It’s official: the Infographic Energy Transition Coloring Book is one of the world’s top infographic publications
The first edition of the IETCB won the Gold Award (Criteria Innovative Format) and the Main Award for Climate Change and Environmental Commitment Best Graphic at the prestigious Malofiej Infographic Awards (World Infographic Summit) – ahead of media giants like The New York Times.
IKEM's Anika Nicolaas Ponder wrote an op-ed article for Medium - "An energy transition for everyone".
... and more!
1. Playful comic-style illustrations break down the complexity of the energy transition
The IETCB makes complex climate- and energy-related issues accessible to people of all ages, inspiring engagement and enabling effective action.
2. Colorable infographics debunk myths about renewable energy
The book is packed with expert content based on the most up-to-date statistics from sources including the International Energy Agency (IEA), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), and the Natural Resources Defense Council. The IETCB covers topics ranging from sustainable mobility to Germany’s Renewable Energy Act and offers recommendations for reducing our carbon footprint.
Who knew learning about energy subsidies could be so fun?
The IETCB is designed to spark dialogue on climate change. The innovative coloring book format opens doors to new audiences – including change-makers at the top of our government. IETCB team members have personally given coloring books to politicians like Chancellor Angela Merkel and Environment Minister Svenja Schulze.
It's your turn:
The IETCB offers a great way for you to engage with your own local representatives, communities, and decision-makers. The fun illustrations make the book a great ice-breaker. And thanks to the info-packed graphics, it's also an ideal tool for introducing complex climate-related issues.
With a new, up-to-date edition of the IETCB, we can keep the conversation going!
- 33 colorable updated infographic spreads + NEW Fridays For Future spread
- 74 pages
- Size: 26.9 x 20.5 cm (10.6 x 8.1 inches)
- Produced using green printing processes at Ruksaldruck, a family-run eco-printing facility founded in Berlin in 1935
- Printed on Blue Angel-certified recycled paper
Chapter 1: Global Energy and Emissions: A New Hope
01_【Shine Bright Energy!】The Power of the Sun
02_【The Story of Global Emissions】World CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion by Region
03_【It's All Relative...】Comparing Emissions per Head of Population Represented by Each Country’s Current Leader
04_【What Goes Around Comes Around】Total Lifetime Emissions per Electricity Source
05_【The Big Picture】Renewable Power Capabilities in the World
Chapter 2: The Energy Transition in Germany
06_【The EGG】The Renewable Energy Law that Made It All Happen
07_【A Slice of Subsidy Pie】Looking at the Allocation of Energy Subsidies from 1970-2016
08_【Mega What??】Understanding Quantities of Energy
09_【Strommixer】The Ingredients in Germany’s Electricity Blender
10_【Meet the Renewables】
... and more!
Chapter 3: Planet Home
28_【My Energy Impact】Find Your Path to Sustainable Living
29_【Dude, Where's My Electric Car?】
30_【From Individual Ownership to Shared Mobility】
31_【The Paris Agreement】
32_【DYSTOPIA】If We Don't Act Now, Our Future Looks Grim
33_【From Small Actions to Global Movements!】
A book for everyone
The IETCB is an educational tool, an activity book, and a light-hearted conversation-starter designed to engage, inform, and inspire people of all ages who are curious about climate change and the energy transition.
From adults to children!
The IETCB is the product of a collaboration between two Berlin-based organizations: the Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM) and Ellery Studio for Creative Strategy. The teams joined forces to research, write, and design the first edition of this self-published book.
IKEM is an NGO that conducts interdisciplinary research exploring energy transition pathways toward a sustainable society, with an emphasis on the policy framework driving Germany’s Energiewende.
Ellery Studio for Creative Strategy is an award-winning team of designers and strategists on a mission to boosts creativity and excitement in renewable energy, sustainability and social responsibility.
This project grew out of our passion for environmental protection and our drive to build a sustainable future.
Amid the onslaught of disheartening news about the future of our planet, the prospect of taking action on climate change and the energy transition can feel daunting at best. But the truth is that we are making progress, and recent breakthroughs have made this an exciting period of change.
We believe it’s important to communicate a feeling of hope and excitement about the future of the energy transition. Meaningful change starts when we draw everyone into the discussion – so we invested our personal time, energy, and funds to create a book that does just that.
We hope you’ll enjoy reading and coloring this book as much as we enjoyed making it.
The coloring book will be delivered by December 2019!
Based on our current production schedule, the book should be printed in time for delivery in December 2019.
We're estimating a four-week shipping time worldwide.
All shipments will be tracked.
Of course we'll keep you up to date with important milestones along the way!
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Risks and challenges
Because we’ve already released two editions of the coloring book we expect the production process to go smoothly. Still, nothing is risk-free! Potential challenges include:
Hitting the budget: There’s always the chance that we’ll fall short of our crowdfunding. But this doesn’t pose a risk to our backers: since it's an all-or-nothing campaign, if we don’t reach our set goal contributors will get their money back. In this case we won't be able to release a new, updated version of the coloring book but the previous editions will still be available in our online shop.
Hitting the buzzer: Research has shown that, if we don’t act now, the effects of climate change will be irreversible. Ultimately, the greatest risk is that we won’t have time to create effective change before the buzzer goes off. By publishing and distributing this book, we hope to get the message out ASAP and give the energy transition the chance it deserves. Hey ho, let’s go.
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