Pocoyo will be super busy this Earth Day! There are several activities you can become a part of this Earth Day with Pocoyo! The first is Pocoyo's newest DVD – Fun & Games. Watch as he explores, plays games and has fun with his friends Pato, Elly, Loula and Sleepy Bird. Viewers can join them as they stage their own version of the Olympics, create a magic show and ride the new, big, scary slide in the playground. If you are a fan of Pocoyo's other movies, Fun & Games will not disappoint! It is just as good as all the other Pocoyo movies!
As part of the new 2012 Earth Hour campaign, Zinkia Entertainment introduced POCOYO’s Recycling Game, available through www.pocoyo.com, Earth Hour’s website (www.earthhour.org) and the Official POCOYO Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/
What would you be willing to do to help save the planet? Visit the YouTube Earth Hour Challenge and see what you can do to help save the planet. One brave person is willing to shave their head if 5000 people sign on to Earth Hour. Another says she’ll wear whatever her daughter tells her to if 5000 commit to recycling in 2012. You can “take up the challenge” at http://www.youtube.com/
POCOYO will be also be featuredin a new Public Service Announcement which will air on TV and online, and there are special POCOYO Earth Hour activity booklets available for downloading, as well as POCOYO Earth Hour screensavers and wallpapers for FREE at http://www.POCOYO.com/earth_
Earth Hour 2012 takes place Saturday March 31 from 8.30p.m. to 9:30p.m. local time as individuals, businesses, governments and communities are invited to turn out their lights for one hour to show their support for environmentally sustainable action. This single moment of contemplation for the planet unites hundreds of millions of people each year in celebration of their year-round commitment to protect and preserve the planet.
Here are some “green” tips to help you out:
At Home (aff):
- Turn off lights and all electronics when you leave a room to conserve energy
- Turn off lights and appliances at the wall when not in use
- Switch to energy-efficient light bulbs
- Use rechargeable batteries in toys
- Say no to disposable plastic water bottles and use refillable stainless steel alternatives
- Use dish towels instead of paper towels
- Don’t use disposable plates, utensils or napkins
- If you have stuff you no longer need, instead of throwing them away, minimize yourwaste footprint and donate to a charity or use a service that allows items to be donated or recycled such as www.palcycle.com
- Use the sunlight to warm up a room by keeping the blind and drapes open
- Close drapes and blinds when it’s too hot to keep a room cool
- Plant Native plants that require less water, care & maintenance
- Grow your own fruits & vegetables
- Start a compost
- Have a candlelight “family hour” at least once a week & play board games in lieu of TV.
- Ask kids to help sort the recycling and explain how this help to reduce waste
- Reduce your water use — Take shorter showers, turn off the tap when brushing your teeth, install water saving showerheads and dual-flush toilets, repair dripping taps – all these things add up!
- Walk, use a bicycle or take public transportation
- Car pool to school and/or work
- Take a reusable cloth bag when you go shopping
- Buy local, seasonal produce and avoid unnecessarily packaged goods
- Choose Fair Trade products
- Share your “green tips” with friends
To help you celebrate Earth Day, I am giving away a copy of Fun & Games! Here's what you need to do: