The Weekend Recap: June 24-26, 2011


Image credit: Maersk

With ~30+ new posts on TreeHugger.com each weekday, we understand if you miss a post here and there. To keep you up-to-date, here's what we covered over the weekend, Friday through Sunday, June 24, 25, and 26.Animals
Jaymi announced Honduras' new permanent shark sanctuary that will cover 92,664 miles. Next, Jeff Kart brought us news of a young deer found stuck on a high power line. Flying deer? Christmas must have come early.

Eating Well
Kelly brought us another addition to weekday vegetarian with a recipe for a tricolor salad. After, we learned that the fast food industry is finally making the move to cage-free eggs. Lastly, Sara Novak explained why quality may be more significant than quantity in your diet.

A Changing Environment
First, Mat posted a video of Jared Diamond explaining why we have the ability to choose whether or not our planet will collapse. After, Brian summarized everything you need to know about extreme weather from 2010. John Laumer then explored the new Garden of Eden myth. Next, Christine Lepisto took us through the reasons that Eurasion snow could predict America's freezing. Finally, Stephen told us why climate change may make the oceans smell worse.

Art & Style
Lloyd told us about Daiwa's interesting post-apocalyptic expanding container house and announced that it is coming to America. After, he showed the design for a Steampunk shower tower that demonstrates the next big green building trend before introducing the Cityhub plug-in pop-up modular hotel. Next, Emma Grady told us about Sweet Skins organic apparel which is on sale this month. Alex Davies then presented a bridge hotel made from reclaimed wood. Following, Kimberley Mok showed how old jeans make beautiful recycled furniture in a series by LegendBlues. We then learned of some new efficient design ideas from Dwell on Design, including a mobile chicken coop. Alex posted about an exact replica of an entire Austrian village being built in China. Finally, Bonnie Hulkower shared the trove that changed the look of the Cooper Hewitt garden.

Energy
Sami showed us the 4.1 MW solar plant just installed at a UK Toyota factory before explaining why Maersk's new huge ship could lead to industry wide energy innovation. After, Brian introduced the world's first 24/7 solar plant.

Green Thinking
Sami told us of the 30,000 people standing up to food waste by calling in to Trader Joe's. After, we learned about the next Double Impact challenge, as chosen by you. Jennifer Hattam explained how old hotel soaps can save thousands of lives before explaining why Cairo and Istanbul may consider rebuilding entirely. Lastly, Emma Grady showed how one spa on Block Island is using nature to inspire their services.

Pollution
Jaymi explained the new e-waste bill and told how it could end e-waste dumping and create more green jobs. After, Brian gave the scary news that the world's top-selling weed killer is a cause of birth defects.

The Great Outdoors
Jeff Nield showed us a way to take camping to the next level with a cool VW camper tent. Then, Jennifer brought up a new way for urban farmers to get on the go with a handy pack of tools.

Politics
Brian gave us some negative climate news as presidential-candidate Santorum continues to deny global warming. After, Sara Novak introduced the senate bill that aims to limit use of antibiotics in livestock.

Green Advances
Mat showed us a new eco-friendly brick kiln that could reduce emissions in Bangladesh. He then took us through the first packaging-free, zero-waste grocery store in the US.

People
Emma told us about color-loving designer Jessi Arrington and her TED talk that shared why she never wears new clothes.

Business
Bonnie brought us some fashionable business with Timberland and Po-Zu teaming up to make shoes. Next, Sami explained how localization may be able to revive our economy. Lloyd explained how sprawl is like Bernie Madoff. Panzi acres? Lastly, John Laumer exposed the $20 Billion a year that is going to air condition troops tents in Afghanistan and Iraq and analyzed the carbon footprint.

Weekly Highlights
Revisiting this weeks bests, Blythe and Emma brought us a summary of animal news and pictures, respectively.

So, that's the weekend recap. If you like these posts, let us know and we'll consider doing more in the future!