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This Holiday, Save the Rain Forest One Pen at a Time!

December 4, 2008

RICHARDSON, Texas, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ — As it turns out, the pen really
is mightier than the sword. And the machete. And the bulldozer, or whatever
else they’re using to demolish Earth’s endangered rain forests.

Or, at least one pen is: the new Bamboo Tornado(TM) by Retro 51.

It’s a pen that’s fun to use. Lightweight, ergonomic, and writes like a
dream. More important, the barrel is made from solid bamboo, a durable
hardwood that’s also eco-friendly. Bamboo — the fastest-growing woody plant
in the world — is a favorite with environmentalists because it’s an abundant,
replenishable resource.

Bamboo is also a favorite with giant pandas, who eat 20-40 lbs. of the
stuff every day. Hence the engraving of a bamboo-noshing panda on the back of
the pen.

The pen also features the long lasting easy flow refill system, which is
in itself ecologically sound. (As America goes “green,” refillable pens are
making a comeback.) But that’s only the beginning.

When you purchase the Bamboo Tornado, which retails for about $40, you are
saving 250 square feet of endangered rain forest. Retro 51 — known for its
tagline, “Life is too short to carry an ugly pen” — makes a donation to the
Arbor Day Foundation’s Rain Forest Rescue Program for every pen purchased.

The program has already saved more than two billion square feet of rain
forest, which, while it covers just 2% of the earth’s surface, is home to
nearly half the planet’s known living species. Already the source of many
medicines — think Cortisone — the rain forest may someday reveal the secret
to curing cancer. (Of the 3,000 plants identified as anti-cancer agents, 70%
of them exist only in the rain forest.)

The Bamboo Tornado is a great conversation starter. Packaged in a
recyclable, jungle-themed box, it makes a great gift to an eco-conscious
friend. You’ll find it at fine retailers nationwide or for a complete list of
dealers, visit http://www.retro51.com.

So do something kind for Mother Earth-pick up a Bamboo Tornado pen. Just
don’t loan it to a giant panda.

    To date, 1 million square feet of rainforest saved!

    Here are the current totals:
    1,108,000 sq. feet saved
    25.4 acres

    See the scale here -- http://retro51.com/W_bamboo.html

SOURCE Retro 51


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