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Restore the Forests with Spencer Plumb

This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we welcomed Spencer Plumb from the National Forest Foundation to talk about the importance of natural fires, how trees are the OG carbon capture technology, and sometimes you have to save the world with the power of Excel spreadsheets!

How Hacking A Pipeline Affects The Environment

By now you’ve probably heard about the ransomware hack of the Colonial Pipeline which seized hundreds of millions of gallons of fuel in the USA, but did you know that the cybercrooks behind everything felt pretty bad about it? This week, Noel and Jacob talk about what happened to the pipeline, what this means for our energy grid, and that the apocalypse will revolve around toilet paper!

Where Does Our Recycling Go? with Jonathan Levy

This week we welcomed the @ZeroWasteGuy from social media to talk about the life cycle of our waste. Recycling is oftentimes not the solution, so Jonathan breaks down the process, how we can minimize our waste, and why are people on the internet such jerks sometimes

Sustainable Sugar

This Biofriendly Podcast is pretty sweet! Sugarcane is the most produced food commodity in the world, so as you can imagine it has a significant impact on many environmentally sensitive regions. This week Noel and Jacob talk about what’s being done to improve the sugar industry, some sweet sugar alternatives, and do we have to fight bears in hand-to-hand combat to get honey?!

Can Microsoft Keep it Green? with Holly Beale

With Microsoft’s recent commitment to be carbon negative by 2030, we invited our good friend and Sr. Program Manager at Microsoft, Holly Beale to talk about how her company is putting their words into action! Holly shares with Noel and Jacob about her personal journey in sustainability, some memorable moments with data center communities, and of most importantly her preference in peanut butter!

Gamers Going Green

Grab your controllers because a new player has entered the game… planet Earth! This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we discuss how the UN has launched an initiative to utilize gaming to teach kids about the environment, we dream up our own groundbreaking green games, and how is Noel in two places at the same time? 

Getting Down With Gravity

Not only is gravity a force to be reckoned with, but it turns out that the gravity of the situation could help replace lithium batteries one day. This week Noel and Jacob weigh-in on a new gravity powered facility in Scotland, discuss how renewable energy storage has changed the gravity game, and why bears dread their 40th birthday.

Rice Is For the Birds with Paul Buttner

This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we welcomed Paul Buttner from the California Rice Commission to talk about how they’ve transformed the rice fields of the Sacramento Valley into a safe haven for millions of waterbirds, ducks and geese. Paul talks about his environmental journey from air pollution to wildlife conservation, and did the California Raisins steal all of rice’s thunder?

Amping Up Earth Day

What if children around the world have been missing out on the gifts of an ancient tree spirit for thousands of years? This week Noel and Jacob build a bridge to Earth Day by revealing a magical new holiday 30 days later that will inspire generations to reconnect with nature, bake a pizza, and maybe sport a curly mustache!

Russia and Carbon Offsets

What do you do when you’re the world’s fourth-largest greenhouse gas emitter but you own 20 percent of the global forests? Well, according to Russia, you tell the UN to cut you some slack and lease parts of the forest for carbon offsets. This week, Noel and Jacob talk about what Russia is up to, how carbon offsets work, and is Spaceballs an environmental documentary?