SOURCE: Dizzywood

April 22, 2008 07:05 ET

Dizzywood Partners With the Arbor Day Foundation to Allow the Virtual Activity of Planting Trees to Have Real World Impact

For Each Tree Planted as Part of the Virtual Reforestation in Dizzywood, a Real Tree Will Be Planted to Help Offset Carbon Emissions and Global Warming

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - Dizzywood (http://www.dizzywood.com), a virtual world and online game for children ages 8-12, has announced a special in-world event in honor of Earth Day where players can plant trees in an effort to restore nature and balance to large tracts of forest that have been destroyed by the notorious arch-villain and his ruthless mining activities. For every virtual tree planted in Dizzywood, a real one will be planted on Earth through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation.

Players can earn their tree seedlings upon arrival in the world and then plant them in the damaged areas of the Dizzywood forest. Players quickly discover that with help from friends, their trees grow faster. As each tree is planted, players also see the effects on the polluted sky as it slowly begins to clear and notice that the adorable Dizzywood critters are returning to their homes. Dizzies must act now as the event will end soon.

"This is a wonderful activity to teach children about how planting trees and rehabilitating a forest can clean the air by reducing air pollution, provide habitat for wildlife, help prevent soil erosion and clean our water," said Kevin Sander, director of corporate partnerships of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Empowering kids with the ability to make a real impact such as this reforestation project, instills a love and appreciation of nature -- which is invaluable."

"Dizzywood's tree planting is a great example of how an adventurous storyline can seed some knowledge and make a meaningful activity fun," said Ken Marden, co-founder of Dizzywood. "It is an opportunity to allow kids to see the wider impact that they can have by working together. We hope the kids are as inspired to see their online environmental activity have real-world results as we are."

Dizzywood is free to use. Subscriptions will be available to access premium content in the future.

About the Arbor Day Foundation

The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization of nearly one million members, with a mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at arborday.org.

About Dizzywood

Dizzywood's mission is to inspire young people to use their imagination and have fun, while learning real-life values and skills. Dizzywood's creative, story-driven world offers children a safe virtual environment where they can explore worlds unlike any other, engage in challenging activities and cooperate with others, while developing important cognitive skills. Because Dizzywood's games and activities have endless variation, each experience is new and unique -- keeping kids captivated and engaged. Kids are appropriately challenged with games and activities that earn players unique super powers and other creative rewards. For more information, visit www.dizzywood.com.

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