Biofriendly DIY

water conservation

Be More Biofriendly With These 10 Water Conservation Tips

Depending on where you live, you may be aware of the extreme drought many areas are currently experiencing. As water conservation is so key in this day and age, this month’s Biofriendly DIY is going to focus on 10 water conservation tips you should employ starting right now. When used, these tips can help you […]

National Get Outdoors Day

Family-Friendly Activities for National Get Outdoors Day

Saturday, June 11th is National Get Outdoors Day. This means it’s the perfect time to gather your family, and friends, and get outside for some family-friendly activities. Now, the idea behind National Get Outdoors Day is not only for people to get out and enjoy some time in nature, but it’s to do so locally. […]

ride a bike

10 Biofriendly Reasons to Get Out and Ride a Bike

If you haven’t already heard, May is National Bike Month and, as such, it’s the perfect time to bring up the benefits of riding a bike. Bike riding isn’t just for kids or professional riders. Hoping on a bike and pedaling around town can have numerous health benefits for pretty much anyone at any age. […]

biofriendly transportation

Some of the Benefits of Making Biofriendly Transportation Choices

In this month’s Biofriendly DIY, we’re going to cover some of the benefits of making biofriendly transportation options. Your choice of transportation, whether it be personal or work-related, can have a significant impact on the environment. Choosing more biofriendly ways of getting to and from your destination can be good for your personal well-being, as […]

insulation

10 DIY Projects to Improve Your Home’s Insulation

Before you know it, winter is going to be rolling around. So, now is a good time to look at your home’s insulation. With the current cost of living crisis, dramatic rises in energy costs and the ongoing climate crisis, it has never been more important for your home to be properly insulated. Proper insulation […]

Ecotourism

What Is Ecotourism and Why Is It Important?

Do you remember the movie, The Beach, starring Leonardo DiCaprio?  It was filmed on picturesque Maya Beach in Thailand. The popularity of this movie drove many tourists to the secluded cove with white sands, limestone cliffs and translucent water. The “invasion” of tourists caused significant damage to the marine ecosystem, and made the beach impossible […]

source green furniture

5 Thoughtful Ways to Source Green Furniture

In recent years, companies have strived to create eco-friendly furniture as sustainability becomes more important for consumers. Labeling something as “green” is easy, but doing so doesn’t mean the item made is genuinely sustainable.  How can you source furniture that’s actually green? Here are five thoughtful ways to find it.  1. Sustainably-Made Fabric One way […]

Recycle Wind Turbines By Eating Them?

By 2050, it’s estimated that we will have 12 million metric tons of wind turbine blades to throw away, so how do we prevent all of them from ending up in a landfill? This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we discuss the ways of recycling wind turbines into everything from concrete to candy, why you should hold on to your nickels, and does Noel do the greatest tap dance routine in history?

sustainable living

How to Create a Sustainable Neighborhood in Your Community

The conversation around sustainability is increasing. As we experience more environmental, economic and social troubles, the need for refreshed, sustainable strategies grows.  One of those strategies is creating sustainable neighborhoods. Sustainable neighborhoods are simply neighborhoods that put environmental, economic and social health at the forefront of their development. The benefits of creating an eco-friendly neighborhood […]

Car Free Day

5 Best Transportation Ideas for Car Free Day

The transportation sector is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the transportation sector represents an estimated 27% of all GHG emissions in the United States. Fortunately, there are actions each of us can take to help lower the amount of vehicle-related emissions […]