June 21, 2010

CrowdStar Helps National Wildlife Federation Save Animals Devastated by Gulf Oil Spill Disaster

Posted: 04:08 PM ET

Social Games Leader Donates 100% of Net Proceeds on Special Virtual Goods Sales to Support NWF’s Efforts to Save Wildlife Affected by BP Gulf Oil Spill Disaster

CrowdStar, a global leader in social gaming, today announced a partnership with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) to help raise money benefitting wildlife affected by the devastating BP oil spill.
The more than 50 million monthly players of CrowdStar games on Facebook can purchase special virtual animals in each of the games. CrowdStar will donate 100% of net proceeds from the sales of these items to the National Wildlife Federation.

In CrowdStar’s hit game, “Zoo Paradise,” players can buy a sea turtle, similar to the ones affected in the oil spill disaster, and then tell their friends about it on Facebook. Players advance in the game by caring for the turtle, feeding it, and helping it grow. Similarly, people can buy and care for a bottlenose dolphin in the game “Happy Aquarium,” or a sea duck in “Happy Pets.” Across all of CrowdStar’s games, people can purchase five different animals, with all net proceeds going directly to NWF’s ongoing efforts.

“We are proud to help the National Wildlife Federation in its work to save animals affected by the Gulf oil spill disaster,” said Niren Hiro, Chief Executive Officer, CrowdStar. “Our global audience cares deeply about this issue, and we’re pleased to provide an easy way for people to get involved and contribute while playing our games.”

“We’re thrilled to work with CrowdStar to drive more attention and donations to this urgent issue,” said Anne Senft, Vice President for Membership and Online Marketing at National Wildlife Federation. “By helping educate a global audience in an engaging and entertaining manner, while allowing people to easily donate, CrowdStar will enable millions of people to save wildlife affected by the disaster.”

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JIM CARROLL   June 21st, 2010 4:39 pm ET


Melanie   June 21st, 2010 5:56 pm ET

I wish US govt, BP, $ global oil experts would just plug the hole, collapse the well, just stop the oil. 62 days X 42 million gals of oil into the Gulf is killing every living thing. It will take decades to clean up this mess.

Pray there is NO hurricane! A hurricane will spray the oil far inland.

I've spent years visiting the Gulf, living near the Gulf, swimming in the gulf. I fear the Gulf of Mexico will never be as pristine, again.

Enough blame, let's just clean this mess and help the wildlife, save the marshes, protect what isn't oil soiled already.

Melanie   June 21st, 2010 5:59 pm ET

Additionally, this oil gusher is an enviromental CRISIS. No vacations, playtime until the leak is stopped. #1 priority.

Smith in Oregon   June 21st, 2010 8:06 pm ET

@ Dodie, I absolutely agree. The entire Republican foundational values and philosophy is to gut regulations and environmental protection laws on their special interest corporations of which Big Oil is a major one. Republican Congressman's big oil friend, Joe Barton said it best as pressuring BP to pay the costs of the Oil disaster in the Gulf was 'anti-American'! And that is coming from a public servant!

Well over half of ALL the Federal Judges in the Gulf Region had their campaigns fully funded by Big Oil and conservative Republican right wing think tanks who were also well funded by Big Oil. I would be surprised if these 'handpicked' Federal Judges in Louisiana and Texas that the Republican politicians in the Gulf States asked to review the Oil drilling moratorium and hear the hundreds of liability cases against BP, ruled against Big Oil.

Rahm Emanuel, the White House Democratic Chief of Staff is absolutely correct. If Republicans were a majority or in charge of Congress, US Senate and the White House, they certainly wouldn't insist BP pay all costs. The majority of ALL cleanup and environmental costs would be footed by the American taxpayers.

Republican Congressman Joe Barton stated the very philosophy of the Republican Party in his 'forcing BP to pay to clean up the Oil gusher is 'anti-American' !!! Anti-American! The Republican party is so utterly corrupt in serving their special interests in Big Oil they have totally lost their way in serving the American People!

The American Taxpayers stand to lose 190 BILLION dollars in this SINGLE Oil Spill thru lost jobs, lost industry and lost tourism. And these Republican wing-nuts are already screaming to Drill baby drill which invariably leads to Spill baby spill. The question is not 'IF', it is only a question of 'WHEN' the next horrific toxic, poisonous and carcinogenic spill of crude Oil occurs.

Ethanol production is on-tap to produce more immediately usable fuel than that created from the crude Oil America purchases from Saudi Arabia! Every gallon of Ethanol directly replaces a full 6 gallons of crude Oil. President Obama should immediately remove the crass, callous and heavy handed Bush-Cheney tariff on Brazil's Ethanol exports and immediately purchase as much Ethanol from Brazil as Brazil is willing to sell to America.

Crude Oil Spills = Ecocide, there is no positive spin on that. It is Toxic to breathe, Poisonous to eat, Carcinogenic to drink, Toxic to swim in, Carcinogenic to your skin. Bringing Death to aquatic life, Death to mammals, Death to birds and Poisons the water table.

If these 'Gulf Keepers' and Environmental Keepers of the Gulf of Mexico want to actually 'save' the Dead and Dieing Gulf of Mexico region, they would in Force, Demand a Moratorium to Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. There is no safe Oil Well in the Ocean, there is no impossibility of another enormous Oil Spill. The Only question is 'WHEN' the next immense Oil Gushing Spill is going to occur.

Stacy   June 21st, 2010 8:46 pm ET

Please save the wildlife in Okaloosa County, FL by sealing the Destin Pass to keep the inner waterways and precious estuaries separate from the Gulf. Dredge and fill the Destin Pass.

Valerie Casasanto   June 21st, 2010 9:15 pm ET

We should boycott what we can now like plastic which is made from petroleum. We don't have to buy those plastic water bottles. We can bring our own bottle/glass when we go out. We should think before we act, and think of the Earth first.

Sandra Levin   June 23rd, 2010 10:56 pm ET

Boycotting the use of plastics and demanding a moratorium on oil drilling in the Gulf may be a noble ideoloty, but is pretty unrealistic.

This country, the entire world, is so dependent on oil. There is no quick or easy way to transition to clean energy without affecting thousands of jobs and having a really negative impact on the economy. We can't all simply return to an earlier era heating our homes with wood and lighting with kerosene.

We need to drill in ANWR – there are 23 million acres there; drilling would only affect a few thousand acres. And it would be safer for the planet than drilling deep in the ocean. Until we transition to another method, we realistically need to continue drilling.

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