Category Archives: Green Tips

If only I would: my creation care resolutions for 2011

(Cross-posted at Flourish) I am over 50 years old, but my environmental sensibility is young. It has only been about five years since I realized that as a Christian I needed to take more seriously both my personal impact on … Continue reading

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The worst and best car commutes

How does your commute compare to others? Is your city among the worst commutes in the nation? Or are you fortunate to live in a place where the trip to work is a breeze? An analysis of commuting costs and … Continue reading

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Preparing and eating safe and healthy Thanksgiving holiday meals

There’s nothing like Thanksgiving Day in America. There isn’t a better time of the year for gathering family, thanking God for his provision of life and bounty, and feasting on the best that tradition and family chefs provide. As you … Continue reading

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Will your next car be a hybrid? Here are some fuel-efficient options.

Sure, you want to drive a fuel-efficient vehicle, for a lot of reasons—practical and altruistic. Even a hybrid would be sweet. But you don’t want to spend a pile of extra money, and you don’t really want to be bored … Continue reading

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As Thanksgiving nears: Holiday ways to care for God’s creation

As we approach the holiday designated by the culture to thank God for the bounty he has granted us, it seems a good time to think about ways to do our part to care for His creation as we gather … Continue reading

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With Water the New Oil in the Middle East, Israel Searches for Water Solutions

The Middle East, known for its hot, dry, nearly rainless climate, is dealing with a population surge—particularly in Israel—that is draining its few water resources. The two main sources of water in the region are the Jordan River Basin, which … Continue reading

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A renewable idea for increasing energy efficiency in the heartland

A non-profit organization in Kansas has found a way to separate energy efficiency and leaving the earth in better shape for our children from the controversies of global warming and government policy.  The NY Times described the work of Climate … Continue reading

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New evidence that cancer ‘is purely man-made.’ 12 tips for reducing your cancer risk

Cancer is a man-made disease fuelled by the excesses of modern life, a study of ancient remains has found. Tumors were rare until recent times when pollution and poor diet became issues, the review of mummies, fossils and classical literature … Continue reading

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Sounds of Silence; Sounds of Life

Morning: A small plane humming overhead. Television cartoon dialogue transfixes 3-year-old daughter, Payton; the pattering of little feet as she chases a ball she’s been playing with. Water flowing into a new load in the washing machine. Baby Caroline gurgling … Continue reading

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Paper or Plastic? Any new answers to an old question?

You can leave your heart in San Francisco, but don’t you dare leave your plastic bag there. Or in a number of other west coast cities and towns, where the use of plastic grocery bags  is banned. And state bans … Continue reading

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