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by Sarah Howell With the popularity of TripAdvisor’s GreenLeader’s program, which showcases eco-friendly hotels and B&Bs for travelers wishing to stay green, it’s no surprise that the company made the announcement that they will now also feature eco-friendly places in Canada and Europe. Together with the United Nations Environment Program, the U.S. Green Building Council, Energy Star, and the International Center for Responsible Tourism Canada, the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program will assist travelers not only in the United States, but also around the world in choosing places to visit and stay that engage in environmentally friendly practices. Hotels and B&Bs in the U.S. were previously able to apply for TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders status, but now places in 19 other markets, including Canada, U.K., Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain are also able to apply. This will likely mean an upward swing in revenue, as TripAdvisor is one of the leading travel websites. Hotels and B&Bs that wish to acquire GreenLeader status can apply online. Each application will be assessed against holistic environmental […]Read More
by Sarah Howell The country of Denmark made headlines once again this week, and the reasons for which were still seen as an outrage. Earlier this week, a healthy young giraffe by the name of Marius was shot in the head and fed to lions, which the scientific director of the zoo, Bengt Holst, said was completely viable. Despite the many online petitions and communications from other zoos offering to take Marius, the zoo disposed of Marius due to the potential happenstance of inbreeding. Just days later, another Denmark zoo was on the receiving end of backlash due to outrage surrounding the same circumstance. Jyllands Park Zoo houses a male giraffe, that, in a horrible irony, shares the same name as the Marius. However, the zoo made an official Facebook statement that declared the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria indicated that Jyllands Park Zoo was not to receive a female giraffe, and therefore the zoo would be able to keep Marius. They also stated that “[t]here is no plan, […]Read More