coastal cleanup

Simple Actions You Can Take for Coastal Cleanup Day (and Month)

This month’s Biofriendly DIY is putting the spotlight on International Coastal Cleanup Day and Coastal Cleanup Month. If you’re unfamiliar with these events, each year, the 3rd Saturday in September is designed as Coastal Cleanup Day. September, itself, is Coastal Cleanup Month. According to Surfrider Foundation, this global movement involves around six million volunteers in […]

diy hacks for biofriendly travel

DIY Hacks to Make Your Travels More Biofriendly

As summer will soon be coming to an end, we wanted this month’s Biofriendly DIY to include some DIY hacks you and your family can use to make your travels more biofriendly. Whether you’re heading out for a last minute trip, you want to fit in another quick adventure before the kids go back to […]

plastic free swaps

Plastic-Free Swaps to Make for the Good of the Environment

No matter when and where you grew up, you’ve probably become well-aware of the various plastic one- and single-use products on the market today. In fact, many of us grew up with the mistaken belief these products were a great “convenience” in our lives. Plastic-free was not a word we heard often and, when we […]

zero-waste picnic

How to Create a Zero-Waste Picnic or Backyard BBQ

For this month’s Biofriendly DIY article, we thought we’d give you a little insight into how to create a zero-waste picnic or backyard BBQ. Having an outdoor picnic or barbeque is something a lot of people do at this time of year. The weather is nice, kids are out of school and, after the last […]

road trip

Road Trip Checklist to Make Your Travels More Biofriendly

Road trips are one of those summer pastimes filled with adventure and fond memories. You’ve probably had at least one road trip, whether with family or friends, over the course of your life so far. Maybe you went camping or to visit a National Park. Perhaps you took a trip to the lake or decided […]

summer staycation ideas

Summer Staycation Ideas You and Your Family Will Love

Even though many people are looking forward to traveling, after having been under stay at home orders for much of the last year, you don’t have to go far to have a good time. In fact, a staycation is an economical and enjoyable way to unplug and get outdoors this summer. The great thing about […]

water saving tips

4 Water-Saving Tips You Should Adopt Right Now

Water conservation is an extremely important activity, regardless of whether you live somewhere like California, where the entire state is now in a drought, or you live somewhere with a lower drought threshold. Conserving water not only saves a valuable resource, but it can save you quite a bit of money, as well. Luckily, we’ve […]

riding your bike

Why Riding Your Bike Is So Beneficial

To many people, riding your bike is a no brainer. It is how you get around town, it’s your favorite form of exercise and it’s something you couldn’t do without. To others, riding a bike isn’t their first go-to activity. However, since May is National Bike Month, we wanted to go over why riding your […]

climate change energy grid

Climate Change and Its Impact on Our Weather

While global warming used to be the so-called phrase of day, climate change tends to be a little more accurate. Yes, it’s true, we’ve had some pretty hot days here in California. Then, with the rash of fires we had in 2020, the term “warming” isn’t too far-fetched. In fact, a Stanford study found the […]

Earth

Restoring Earth: 21 Individual Acts of Green for Earth Day

Earth Day 2021 has arrived and this year’s event, like last year’s, is being held digitally around the world. The theme is “Restore Our Earth™” and, to really emphasize the importance of restoring earth, the 2021 Earth Day event is actually going to be a 3-day event beginning on April 20th and ending on April […]