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Biofriendly Holiday Shopping Tips

The holiday season is almost here and, according to predictions, holiday retail sales are expected to increase quite a bit this year. While Covid-19 restrictions and safety precautions will likely send the majority of shoppers online, you’ll still want to start planning your holiday gift-giving now, if you haven’t done so already. Planning ahead gives […]

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Biofriendly Ways to Conserve Water and Energy

In this month’s Biofriendly DIY we wanted to let you know about various ways you can conserve water and energy at home. While there’s no question taking steps to conserve water and energy is good for the environment, the bonus is it’s good for your wallet too. In addition, once you’ve begun taking these steps, […]

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Biofriendly Way to Grow Food Indoors

While your front or backyard may be a wonderful place to put a garden, where you can grow your own fruits and vegetables, not everyone has the space to do so. Some people have very small yards. Other people have no yards at all. For this reason, we wanted to share some tips from the […]

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How to Effectively Lower Vehicle Emissions

In this Biofriendly Planet DIY series, we’re going to go over some driving tips to help you effectively lower vehicle emissions. Now that summer is here, and people are anxious to get outdoors to enjoy the warmer weather, travel plans will be on the rise. Whether you’re planning to head out for a short road […]

What the Frack?!

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as ‘fracking,’ can be a hot button topic when discussing the environment. This week Noel and Jacob drill into the subject, weigh the pros and cons of this resource gathering process, and stress the importance of relaxed and groovy buildings. 

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 90 - Taking On Big Bottle with Robert Koenen

Taking On Big Bottle with Robert Koenen

We all know that single-use plastic bottles have become an environmental nightmare, but what if we could choose paper over plastic for a more sustainable stepping stone out of the problem? This week we welcome Robert Koenen from ‘Boxed Water Is Better’ to talk about this little Midwestern startup taking on Big Bottle, Jacob shares his Boxed Water celebrity story, and we learn that Rob and Noel might bring back a rollerblading renaissance.

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Outdoor Thanksgiving Dinner: Tips to Make It Happen

Thanksgiving is the time of year when friends and family traditionally gather for a group meal to celebrate the year. People come together to share food, stories, and company as households worldwide give thanks for the good things in life. This year, however, Thanksgiving will look different as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect households […]

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How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient for Winter

As the change in season is fast approaching, and the temperatures begin to drop, your home energy usage will almost certainly increase. This increase is typically caused by residents needing to heat their homes more often, but it is also due to people staying inside and keeping the lights on more as well. Conserving energy […]

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5 Green Design Trends in the Commercial Office Space

It is no secret the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the traditional office space on its head. However, in all honesty, the health crisis only intensified a trend already in motion, as many companies had been exploring how remote work could help them control office costs and reduce their carbon footprint. Moving forward, commercial offices must […]

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 89 - Noel and Jacob Go Bananas

Noel and Jacob Go Bananas

Did you know that we eat a different banana today than we did in the 1950’s? And thanks to a fungal strain called Tropical Race 4, our current bananas are on the verge of extinction once again. As scientists scramble to build a better banana, Noel and Jacob peel back the disadvantages of monoculture farming, why all of our food shouldn’t look the same, and sometimes you need MTV to keep things weird.