Are the Tokyo Olympics Sustainable Enough?

The 2020 Olympics are about to start (in 2021 nonetheless) and the city of Tokyo has been hard at work to make sure these games are as green as they can be! This week Noel and Jacob talk about the positive eco-friendly improvements, what the naysayers have to say, and why the biathlon might be training future spies.

Black Diamond apple

Like something out of a folktale, Black Diamond apples owe their color to a small city in the mountains of Tibet where they receive a lot of UV light during the day but the temperature fluctuates at night, causing the skin to develop a deep, dark purple hue. 

Bear in mind

Whether posing for the photo or pondering the meaning of life, this bear sure has a lot weighing on its mind.

Make Your Own Condiments | Tuesday Tip

You can make some delicious homemade sauces, dips and dressings with simple ingredients. That way you can skip buying new plastic containers every few months!

Bamboo avenue

Daniel Kordan, a photographer for National Geographic, captured this tranquil moment in Arashiyama bamboo forest.

The Importance of Optimism with Grant Brown

The Biofriendly Podcast aims to be your beacon of light in a gloomy environment, and this week we welcomed the like-minded creator of Happy Eco News, Grant Brown. Grant has had a long career in clean technology and electrifying ships, and this week he shares his inspiration behind his positive environmental news website, the dangers of doom-scrolling, and how he was once put on the spot to speak to an audience of nearly 350 million people!

Nature put in a pool

An abandoned building somewhere in Japan is completely overgrown with plant life and now a rooftop oasis.

I have so mush-room

Like something out of Alice in Wonderland, the underside of this mushroom looks like the perfect canopy to sleep beneath.

Install ceiling fans | Tuesday Tip

In the winter, use fans on the reverse-direction setting to help circulate warm air down from the ceiling so you won’t have to crank up the heat as high.

Just lion around

A pride of lions climbed up a tree to escape pesky flies on the ground in the central Serengeti in Tanzania.