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POCOYO Supports Earth Hour – Review + GIveaway


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/pocoyo).  POCOYO pledged to plant one tree, up to 10,000 trees, for everyone who played the new POCOYO Recycling Game.  The goal was reached in record time so Zinkia’s Chairman pledged to plant more trees, up to 10,000, for each person who played the recycle game. And, that goal was reached too in just a few days! The game has been so popular that Pocoyo has brought his challenge to entirely new level! NOW, if 100,000 people play Pocoyo's Recycle Game, Pocoyo will plant a total of 50,000 trees! The trees will be planted by Trees for the Future, Zinkia’s charity partner whose mission for 2012 is to plant 17 million trees!  You can also plant trees (.10 cents/tree) for Earth Hour by visiting http://www.plant-trees.org.

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/earthhour and post your own challenge!

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_hour_2012.html!

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:

  1. Turn off lights and all electronics when you leave a room to conserve energy
  2. Turn off lights and appliances at the wall when not in use
  3. Switch to energy-efficient light bulbs
  4. Use rechargeable batteries in toys
  5. Say no to disposable plastic water bottles and use refillable stainless steel alternatives
  6. Use dish towels instead of paper towels
  7. Don’t use disposable plates, utensils or napkins
  8. 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
  9. Use the sunlight to warm up a room by keeping the blind and drapes open
  10. Close drapes and blinds when it’s too hot to keep a room cool
  11. Plant Native plants that require less water, care & maintenance
  12. Grow your own fruits & vegetables
  13. Start a compost
  14. Have a candlelight “family hour” at least once a week & play board games in lieu of TV.
  15. Ask kids to help sort the recycling and explain how this help to reduce waste
  16. 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!
Around Town:
  1. Walk, use a bicycle or take public transportation
  2. Car pool to school and/or work
  3. Take a reusable cloth bag when you go shopping
  4. Buy local, seasonal produce and avoid unnecessarily packaged goods
  5. Choose Fair Trade products
  6. 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:

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9 thoughts on “POCOYO Supports Earth Hour – Review + GIveaway

  1. As of right now, I don't have any plans for Earth Day, but Planting flowers sounds like a good idea!

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