The Benefit of Urban Trees

The US Forest Service completed a massive study of the monetary and environmental benefits of trees in cities. Other than reducing pollution in the form of carbon emissions trees also raise land value, reduce electricity bills, decrease the time it … [Read more...]

One Woman Turns Trash Into Art… and a Business

According to the EPA the average American produces about 4.4 pounds of trash a day, 29 pounds per week, 1,600 pounds a year. There are lots of ways  to reduce that number that we've talked about at Flourish before such as composting, recycling, … [Read more...]

Data to Design: Infographics About the Earth

Good magazine regularly features infographics that try to present complicated data in aesthetic and understandable ways. Here are five of the best ones about the environment and topics related to caring for Creation. America's Appetite for Energy: … [Read more...]

Seeking clean water in coal country

By Kendra Langdon Juskus Most of us probably don't think to thank God for our clean water every day. We assume that we can take clean water for granted in the United States. But in coal country, along the spine of the Appalachian Mountains, clean … [Read more...]

Was “Cash for Clunkers” worth it?

By Rusty Pritchard The federal government stimulus  strategy of paying “cash for clunkers” ended last Monday as the program ran out of money, and many dealers ended their promotions early so they could begin the onerous task of filling in the … [Read more...]

Analog to Digital: Making the Switch Responsibly

With the upcoming national switch from analog to digital television (June 12!), waste facilities around the country are expecting an unprecedented dumping of old TVs at their door, as folks jump for sets with digital tuners. Many of these facilities … [Read more...]

Smog Season and Kids

Atlanta's smog season started May 1, and runs through September 30. That means weather conditions are more likely to create unhealthy air out of the pollution that comes from vehicle tailpipes and power plant smokestacks. Smog requires pollution, … [Read more...]