Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Play a Game, Plant a Tree, Help Restore the Rainforest
LAKE FOREST, CA, Aug 19, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- Going green can be entertaining and educational, thanks to the launch of Treewala(TM), a free, online vocabulary game that generates revenue to plant trees in South American rainforests. Treewala is the flagship initiative of Greenwala Inc., a "green" social media company in development where people can learn to be environmentally responsible, brag about being green and share their actions with their friends, family and community.
"We love our planet and want to make sure we all have clean air to breathe," said Rajeev Kapur, founder and Chief Wala. "We created the Treewala vocabulary game as an educational tool to help increase the number of trees planted in the rainforest. By playing Treewala, you help us do some serious work to fight deforestation."
Treewala tests a player's vocabulary skills and adapts the level of difficulty based on the number of correct answers. Players earn one leaf for every word they define correctly. Every leaf generates revenue, which Greenwala uses to buy trees to plant as part of the Marion Institute Los Gaviotas project. The tropical rainforest of the eco-village known as Los Gaviotas is a special model for addressing climate change. Rainforests are a vital component in helping to keep the Earth healthy by regulating temperature and fighting air pollution. Mighty rainforest trees absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and produce clean air.