Buy Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol, Help Save the Environment

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Teaching kids the value of preserving the environment, Nintendo is running a special promotion to celebrate today’s Wal-Mart-exclusive release of Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol on the DS. Nintendo is offering 500 tree seedlings to those who register at via Chibi-Robo.com between now and November 9th (supposedly, though I don’t see any mention of it on the game page yet), and prior to America Recycles Day on November 15th 500 winners will be randomly selected to receive their very own seedling to plant in their local communities.

“From hybrid cars to energy-conserving light bulbs, everyone is going green,” says George Harrison, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. “Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol represents one of the first environmentally themed video game adventures.”

Nintendo has also taken today’s announcement to point out some of its own company-wide environmental preservation initiatives, including the following:

* recycles the paper it uses company-wide, limits the use of colored paper (since it’s not easily recycled) and purchases recycled paper towels, report covers, message pads and writing pads.

* recycles more than 70 percent of the waste generated at its headquarters and promotes the recycling of aluminum cans and glass in its corporate cafeterias. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the United States as a whole recycles about 32 percent of its waste.

* requires manufacturers not use any banned substances (such as lead, mercury, etc.) in components, nor use them in the manufacturing process for any components used in its products.

Pick up a copy of Park Patrol at your local Wal-Mart and help little Chibi-Robo in his efforts to make the world a greener place!

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