Extend the Lifecycle of Clothing with Alex Shadrow

Since we all know that fast fashion is an environmental disaster, we need sustainable solutions for how we get dressed. That’s why this week on The Biofriendly Podcast we welcomed Alex Shadrow, also known as @Sustainabae on Instagram, to talk about creative ways to make your clothing last, becoming a secondhand fashion icon, and does every year have 12 seasons now?!

Why Would We Mine the Sea?

Oceanographers have discovered trillions of polymetallic nodules on the Earth’s ocean floors, but how can we get to them without harming the environment? This week Noel and Jacob weigh the pros and cons of seabed mining, the problem with misinformation in the media, and do Nickelback make a guest appearance?

Could Composting Actually Save the Planet? with Jon Reed

Composting is way easier than you think, yet so many of us are overwhelmed at the concept. That’s why this week we invited Jon Reed, the Founder/CEO of Compostic, a New Zealand company combating plastic waste with compostable cling wrap and resealable bags! Jon shares everything you need to know about composting, how laziness can inspire innovation, and why civil wars have been fought over beers.

What is Guerrilla Gardening?

You’ve heard us talk about ‘ninja planting’ on The Biofriendly Podcast before, but we only just discovered that ‘guerrilla gardening’ is a thing… and we love it! This week we share the story of an L.A. man who transformed his city by illegally growing produce, the fate of our own ninja plants, and why will only grow Audrey II’s from now on.

Which Milk is Best for the Environment?

While folks on the internet are busy falling off stacks of milk crates, The Biofriendly Podcast is hard at work investigating milk alternatives for you. This week we discuss some of the challenges of dairy farming, the insatiable thirst of almonds, and did Elise survive her Fear Factor childhood challenges?

Why You Can Stay Positive About Our Oceans

Recent scientific research suggests that it’s important celebrate our environmental success in order to motivate further evidence-based action! That’s why this week on The Biofriendly Podcast we acknowledge some of the positive stories about protecting our oceans, why we should make a TV show called Fish Police, and does Noel speak fluent whale?

Does Air Pollution Stay in Your Lungs?

We often hear about the world’s problems with air pollution, but what exactly are we breathing in out there and does it stay in our lungs? This week on The Biofriendly Podcast, we separate the smog from the particulate matter, learn more ways to reduce emissions, and is it dangerous to light your farts on fire?

Empowering Women in Uganda with Karen Sugar

Did you know that 80% of the food in Africa is produced by women and small to medium scale farmers? This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we welcome Karen Sugar, Founder and Director of the Women’s Global Empowerment Fund to talk about how her non-profit came together, ways they support women in Uganda, and did Jacob check himself out in the mirror during the podcast?

Does Air Conditioning Harm the Environment?

As global temperatures rise, our dependence on air-conditioning only increases, which causes even more problems in the atmosphere. This week, Noel and Jacob talk about the challenges of living in arid climates, creative ways to cool down before bed, and can anyone fit their pillow in the freezer?

Are Carbon Offsets Actually Helpful? with Dr. Mark Trexler

The 2020 Olympics are about to start (in 2021 nonetheless) and the city of When it comes to tackling the challenges of climate change we often need a new perspective so that’s why this week we welcomed Dr. Mark Trexler from The Climatographers to The Biofriendly Podcast. Mark shares a new way of thinking that could bring about more collective action, how carbon offsets were first created, and how is this all like a pregnancy test?