Danbury,CT (PRWEB) April 1, 2005
ÂRustle the Leaf,Â the nationally-distributed environmental comic strip that has received widespread acclaim from environmentalists, educators and the science community, is partnering with the North Atlantic region of Whole Foods Market for a special Earth Day promotion. During the week of April 16-22, Whole Foods Market locations in New York, New Jersey and New England will give away copies of the colorful new ÂRustle the LeafÂs Earth Day PledgeÂ poster.
ÂItÂs a wonderful opportunity to reach out with a message thatÂs both thought-provoking and beautiful,Â said Dave Ponce, creator and co-writer of the comic strip. The poster features a poem written by Ponce, ÂEarth Day Pledge,Â which is directed toward children ages 5 through preteen. The poster also features what Ponce calls Âstunningly beautiful illustrationsÂ of the Rustle the Leaf cast, created by the stripÂs artist and co-writer Dan Wright. ÂEven if the poster contained no words, DanÂs illustrations of the characters in their natural settings is reason enough to pick up a copy."
For those who canÂt make it to a Whole Foods Market in the Northeastern U.S, the poster is available at http://www.rustletheleaf.com as a high-resolution, full-color download in both letter-size and tabloid size (11 x 17Â). A letter-size line art page, suitable for coloring is also available, as are downloadable computer wallpapers featuring the Earth Day art. ÂOur goal is to help parents and teachers impress upon the next generation the importance of protecting and restoring this amazing planet,Â said Ponce. ÂThis is a unique way to engage the hearts and minds of young people as part of the larger Earth Day celebration--and having Whole Foods Market as our distribution partner means the posters will be appreciated and shared by thousands.Â
Rustle the Leaf environmental comics are published online at http://www.rustletheleaf.com, and are available as free content for environmental, educational and related web sites. Since its official launch just five months ago, the strip has become a weekly feature at Orion MagazineÂs web site, has been linked to dozens of Sierra Club state chapter and group sites, and has been featured in numerous environmental, educational and natural products online and print publications.
Whole Foods Market, the world's leading natural and organic supermarket and America's first national certified organic grocer, operates 169 stores throughout the United States and in the United Kingdom.
For more information about Rustle the Leaf and ÂRustleÂs Earth Day PledgeÂ poster, contact Dave Ponce at firstname.lastname@example.org / (317) 508-5068.