There are several ways that Magic: the Gathering players can reduce their carbon footprint. Go green and help save the environment by following these five Earth Day tips for Magic: the Gathering Players.
Recycle your used card sleeves and booster pack wrappers
If you care about your investment or plan on participating in tournaments, then you probably use plastic sleeves to protect your cards. Regardless of the brand and how often you play, there comes a time when your Magic deck’s card sleeves break or become worn enough to be considered marked. Please consider going green by recycling your used card sleeves and booster pack wrappers.
Donate your unwanted Magic: the Gathering cards
It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been playing Magic – there’s a good chance you have a box (or ten!) of commons and uncommons that you’ll never use. Donate them to a young player at your next Friday Night Magic. Better yet, make decks with your unused Magic: the Gathering cards and give them away to neighbors, relatives, friends, coworkers, or random people on the street. Not only will your decision to go green and help the environment by donating Magic: the Gathering cards make people smile, you might bring another new Magic player into the population.
Use dice, counters, or another means to count your life.
If you’re playing a casual game of Magic: the Gathering with your friends, please reconsider your choice to use pen and paper to track life totals. Going green by using dice, counters, or another means to count your life will help save the rainforest and drastically reduce your carbon foot. I like to go green by using my Max Protection Battlecounter.
“But what about tournaments? I can’t use dice to track life in those!” That’s a-ok. If you haven’t heard, the DCI recently gave electronic devices an “ok” to track life tournament settings.
If you and your friends like to attend alot of tournaments, or just always go to Friday Night Magic, please consider car pooling. Not only will your decision go green and car pool to a Magic: the Gathering tournament use less fossil fuels than individually driving, with the never ending rise of gas prices you’ll all save money too. That means you’ll have extra money to go green playing Magic: the Gathering with our next Earth Day tip for Magic: the Gathering players:
Play Magic Online
Lets face it: our favorite hobby revolves around collecting thousands of pieces of paper covered in ink that are wrapped in plastic. You can drastically reduce your carbon footprint and go green by playing Magic Online. Because all of the Magic: the Gathering cards in Magic Online are digital, no trees will be harmed (unless you decide to redeem a set). Sure, your computer may be using electricity, however there are now energy star qualified computers and if you want to take the extra step you could also get solar panels or a windmill for your home.
By following following these five Earth Day tips for Magic: the Gathering players you’ll go green and help save the environment.
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