Striving for equality

An ad agency is challenging xenophobia by renaming itself after its founders.
The agency was founded in New York City in 1917. In order to avoid the impact that anti-Semitism could have on the business, the two Jewish founders took the name “Grey” instead of their own last names. However, for the next 100 days, the agency will be renamed Valenstein & Fatt. [CNBC]

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Conservation and travel

You can now attend a sleepover with a sloth.
The Zoological Wildlife Conservation Center, an animal rescue organization north of Portland, OR, is inviting the public to a sleepover with a bunch of sloths. For 600 bucks you can spend the night in a double occupancy tent surrounded by sloths. You’ll also get a 1-hour Q&A session with a staff member and an “I Slept With A Sloth” t-shirt. [Lonely Planet]

A tour company is offering trips inspired by BBC’s Planet Earth II.
Tauck Earth Journeys is partnering with BBCEarth to bring travelers to the destinations featured in the show, like Costa Rica, Antarctica, Botswana and the Galápagos Islands. You’ll get to try out a lot of the technology and techniques used to film Planet Earth II while also hanging out with BBCEarth experts. [Condé Nast Traveler]

Ireland’s 46-km Waterford Greenway is now open to walkers and cyclers.
It runs from Waterford City to Dungarvan, Ireland’s oldest city, and is now the longest off-road walking/cycling trail in the country. It has 11 bridges, three viaducts and a 400-metre tunnel. [Lonely Planet]