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The safety and preservation of our planet has become a growing concern for people all around the world. Try Peas is a blog dedicated to providing news, views, and information on ways that we can help try to save the environment. We appreciate hearing from you, so feel free to join the conversation!

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Music Trio ‘The Gondoliers’ Donate Funds to Venice in Peril
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  by Sarah Howell The gorgeous city of Venice, Italy has faced many threats over the years. These threats have been a consistent companion to the inhabitants of the city for generations – overabundant tourism, pollution, flooding, finance, and unemployment, just to name a few. Fortunately there exists a campaign to help ensure that Venice stays preserved for the generations to come. Venice in Peril was founded after the great floods of Venice and Florence in 1966 and helps raise funds to restore and conserve works of art and architecture. Not only that, but proceeds also go toward ensuring the sustainability of Venice and helping to alleviate ecological, demographic, and socio-economic issues. The Fund is supported by many benefactors, both private and corporate, but one such benefactor has a very special tie to the city. Musical trio, “The Gondoliers” consists of Luca, Michael, Claudio, and together these gentlemen capture the sounds and senses of Venice through their smooth, rich, romantic sound. It’s not difficult to see why this group would […]

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Elephants Worth More Alive Than Poached [study]
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  by Sarah Howell In a new study conducted by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s iworry campaign, researchers found that elephants are worth 76 times more when they’re alive than dead. The shocking but perhaps unsurprising news follows the recent reports from the WWF that the world has lost 50 percent of its wildlife in the last 40 years alone. To determine the elephant’s worth, the study looked at the value of the animals to the local economies. They then compared that worth with the profits poachers received through the illegal ivory trade. The dates they looked at – January through August 2014 – was only a small sample, but during those few months, 17.8 metric tons of ivory from almost 2,000 poached elephants was seized worldwide. The seizures occurred in Kenya, China, Gabon, Vietnam, and other countries that have made little progress to reverse the devastation of elephant poaching. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s iworry campaign found that the value of a poached elephant was $21,000. They then looked […]

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  • Italy: Venice 2013
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  • London, England 2013
  • London, England 2013
  • London, England 2013
  • London, England 2013
  • London, England 2013
  • London, England 2013
  • London, England 2013
Happy, Healthy, Eco-friendly Pets
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by Sarah Howell Some may consider keeping up with your pet and remaining eco-friendly to be a bit of a challenge. Should focus on one outweigh the other? Do you have to neglect your green habits for the sake of your pet? With these helpful tips, you won’t have to sacrifice your values for your beloved companion. Adopt Start green right from the beginning of your relationship by opting to adopt your pet rather than purchasing at the pet store. There are many, many benefits of adopting rather than purchasing, such as not funding puppy mills and giving a home to the three million dogs and cats that are put down each year. Compose Pet Waste With dogs and cats producing over 10 million tons of waste a year, it’s easy to simply throw it away. However that waste usually ends up never decomposing thanks to the plastic bag it sits in, or can find its way into sewers and drinking water. Instead, use your pet’s waste to create a […]

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Plastic Bag Ban May Soon Come to Pass in California
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by Sarah Howell A first for the nation, California may soon be the only state to enact a ban on plastic bags. At the end of August, California state legislature proposed a law that would make it illegal for plastic bags to be used when bagging groceries. Whole counties in California and other parts of the U.S. have enacted such a law, but at a state level, the ban usually fails to move forward. The California Senate voted 22-15 in favor of the bill. The bill has until September 30th to be signed into law by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. So far, the Governor has not indicated his position on the ban. The ban would disallow grocery stores from using single-use grocery bags for purchases. In return, the bad would provide the money for local plastic bag companies to instead make multiple-use bags. Environmentalists have long pushed for the ban of plastic bags. Though they are cheaper for grocery stores to purchase, they create an alarming amount of waste that […]

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