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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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TripAdvisor’s Exclusive “Green” Club
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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 […]

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Outrage After Possible Second Giraffe Slaughter
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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, […]

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  • Italy: Venice 2013
  • London, England 2013
  • 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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The Gondoliers Serenade Londoners On Thames
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      by Karen R. One particular morning Londoners were transported to Venice by the serenades of three gondoliers, dressed in their traditional striped tops and boaters. Now  known as “The Gondoliers,” they signed a record deal with Decca Records’ on the South Bank, before singing “O Sole Mio” to passers-by. The three Italians were discovered by Decca on the canals of Venice, where they have sung love songs to passengers for many years, and provided the backdrop for countless marriage proposals. They have also serenaded Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and family, who spent time in the city while filming “The Tourist.” This day marked the first time that The Gondoliers had left their beloved city of Venice. With the release of the album they also made a plea for help to save the “sinking city.” Some of the proceeds from album sales will go to “Venice in Peril,” a charity committed to finding solutions for Venice’s sustainability. Mark Wilkinson, Managing Director of Decca Records Group, commented: “The […]

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