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Razer’s Sneki Snek celebrates saving 1 million trees and announces new forest protection target

Razer is seeking to up the ante of its sustainability efforts and has set a new goal of protecting ten million trees in partnership with Conservation International

Irvine, Calif. – Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers (Hong Kong Stock Code: 1337), is celebrating protecting one million trees, a milestone that had been set as a part of its campaign with environmental nonprofit organization, Conservation International. To mark the occasion, Razer has also released the highly anticipated Sneki Snek hoodie and announced its new even more ambitious target of saving ten million trees.

The partnership between Razer and Conservation International is a part of the company’s ten-year sustainability plan #GoGreenWithRazer, which aims to preserve nature and protect the environment. Together with the Razer community, the organizations have helped protect around 4,000 acres of forest, roughly around the size of 3,000 American football fields. The campaign leverages the fandom of Razer’s sustainability mascot, Sneki Snek, to rally the community behind its tree saving efforts. What started off as a doodle by one of Razer’s designers, Sneki Snek has since spawned into countless memes, has been featured in plenty of tattoos, and even got a dedicated fan page set up by the community. For every Sneki Snek merchandise sold, Razer has been donating a part of the proceeds to support Conservation International’s work to protect forests globally.

“We couldn’t have achieved this milestone without our passionate community,” says Addie Tan, Associate Director of Business Development at Razer. “In fact, our initial goal was to save 100,000 trees but our community of gamers achieved that in a matter of weeks, and we knew that together we could accomplish so much more. Now that we’ve helped save one million trees, we are excited about what’s coming next as we gear up for our next challenge: to save ten million trees.”

In true Razer fashion, the brand has now set its sights on an even bigger target of saving ten million trees and will keep working with Conservation International to realize that goal. Razer will also continue the tradition of celebrating milestones with exclusive Sneki Snek merchandise, so for every 250,000 trees saved, Razer will release a new merch and donate part of the proceeds to help Conservation International protect forests. The environmental impact of this new goal includes saving nearly 40,000 acres of forest and the endangered species that depend on that ecosystem for survival.

“Protecting nature is one of the most important things we can do to address climate change and support biodiversity,” said Sarah Cragg, Partnership and Marketing Director, Asia Pacific, at Conservation International. “Razer’s effort is raising awareness of the challenges facing our planet and also providing its community a clear way to take action. We are deeply grateful for the community’s response and excited to take this challenge to the next level.”

As a part of #GoGreenWithRazer’s ‘Green Community’ initiatives, the company seeks to not only empower its community by giving them the opportunities to make a difference and contribute to its green causes, but also with knowledge. Last year Razer released a new Sneki Snek cartoon series to teach its community about the environmental challenges threatening our planet and what they can do to help. The first episode of season one was on Deforestation, which highlights the importance of preserving the environment which many species depend on for survival, a cause that is very near to Sneki Snek’s heart.

Learn more about Razer’s sustainability efforts here.

Help Razer and Conservation International protect trees here.

 

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Razer™ is the global leading lifestyle brand for gamers.

The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities. With a fan base that spans every continent, the company has designed and built the world’s largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software and services.

Razer’s award-winning hardware includes high-performance gaming peripherals and Blade gaming laptops.

Razer’s software platform, with over 175 million users, includes Razer Synapse (an Internet of Things platform), Razer Chroma RGB (a proprietary RGB lighting technology system supporting thousands of devices and hundreds of games/apps), and Razer Cortex (a game optimizer and launcher).

Razer also offers payment services for gamers, youth, millennials and Gen Z. Razer Gold is one of the world’s largest game payment services, and Razer Fintech provides fintech services in emerging markets.

Founded in 2005, Razer is dual-headquartered in Irvine (California) and Singapore with regional headquarters in Hamburg and Shanghai . Razer has 18 offices worldwide and is recognized as the leading brand for gamers in the US, Europe and China. Razer is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 1337).

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