The TreeHugger Recap: Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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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 on Wednesday, July 20, 2011.Animals
Mairi shared pictures from a visit to an Indonesian green turtle hatchery where she sent baby "Max" into the ocean. Later, Stephen told us about a bear who was found and freed after having his head stuck in a jar for a week.
Bonnie told us about the greening efforts of Ontario wineries. After, Kelly gave a weekday vegetarian recipe for artichokes with garlic butter and parsley dip. Rachel then explained why shopping with a cart instead of a basket could influence your purchases.
A Changing Environment
Jaymi showed us an infographic of how supermarkets are shaping Brazil's savannah. Brian then noted a New York Times article by the President of South Pacific island nation Nauru that warned of the effects of climate change as the country sinks into the ocean forever. Later, Lester Brown explained the effects of overpumping water and how the resulting food bubbles could soon burst.
Art & Style
Jennifer Hattam took us through a globe-trotting tour of sustainable design. After, Alex Davies showed a wood and plexiglass cloud-shaped cottage. Next, Kimberley Mok shared a fragile ecosystem sculpture constructed from 100% recycled materials. Sami then noted the cutting-edge animation and video that is being made in an off-grid treehouse. Later, Kimberley Mok took us through a Brooklyn loft that creates space with treehouse like divisions.
Sami asked whether or not charging points need to come before electrical cars. Following, Lloyd shared the most walkable cities and questioned the statistics' usefulness. Brian then showed a video from Fox News about how energy efficient light bulbs will kill us. What will they come up with next? Lloyd then pointed out the Gates Foundations next charitable focus, toilet innovation. After, Brian Aasked if the new Captain Planet film will be able to tackle climate change. Following, Lloyd gave Allison Arieff's thoughts on the future of the office.
The Great Outdoors
Jaymi shared the aftermath of the Yellowstone River oil spill. David then told us that 18 new plant species have been discovered in French Polynesia. After, Christine Lepisto shared a video in which Angelina Jolie discussed eating crickets.
Brian exhibited a crazy government propaganda video that claims using less energy saves money.
Sami showed some innovative composting toilets to be used at festivals or at home. He then shared a video of the Vauxhill Ampere plug-in Hybrid test drive. Next, Lloyd gave proof for why wood is the greenest building material. After, CasaSugar took as through a green hotel in Greensboro.
So, that's the Wednesday recap. If you like these posts, let us know and we'll consider doing more in the future!