Ringling Bros Circus will stop exploiting elephants for entertainment by 2018

March 5, 2015 by  
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In an announcement that marks a huge win for animal welfare activists, Ringing Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show’s infamous elephants from performances by 2018. According to the statement given to Associated Press, the circus decided to change their practices almost solely based on the enormous public concern about mistreatment of animals, which activists have spent years insisting is a top priority. Read the rest of Ringling Bros Circus will stop exploiting elephants for entertainment by 2018 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal cruelty , animal welfare , animals in entertainment , circus animals , circus elephants , elephants in captivity , mistreatment of circus animals , ringling bros , ringling bros and barnum and bailey circus

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Packaging the Future: Biodegradable Planter Pots for Spring Gardening

March 5, 2015 by  
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Over the last decade there has been a dramatic increase in the availability of biodegradable plant pots , and I’m finding them everywhere from my beloved Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens (which sells locally grown, organic veggie seedlings and THE most gorgeous annuals and perennials) to the embarrassed-that-I-shop-there-occasionally Home Depot. If you have a green thumb, and want to avoid a heap of plastic where your garden is supposed to be, read on to check out some of the biodegradable pots that are available; and be sure to tell give your local nursery a thumbs-up if you notice they are using some of these options (consumer praise – and criticism – works!) Read the rest of Packaging the Future: Biodegradable Planter Pots for Spring Gardening Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative packaging materials , biodegradable pots , eco planter , Gardening , green design , green packaging , green pots , packaging the future , sustainable design , sustainable packaging , sustainable planters

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Packaging the Future: Biodegradable Planter Pots for Spring Gardening

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