When it comes to our food delivery system around the world, packaging plays a pivotal role for food’s accessibility, nutrition and long-term storage. This week we welcome friend of the podcast, Mustan Lalani from Tetra Pak, to share about the new environmental ‘Go Nature. Go Carton.’ campaign, the company’s pledge to make a difference for climate change, and Mustan’s promise to let Noel and Jacob crash on his couch after one too many root beers.
This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we welcome conservation biologist Dr. Mark Chandler to talk about Earthwatch, a 50-year-old organization that empowers environmental research in action by connecting regular people with scientists. Dr. Chandler teaches Noel and Jacob that they can practice this ‘citizen science’ from their own backyards to all around the world– or even at their first rodeo.
Most of us have grown accustomed to throw-away culture as companies continue to make technology obsolete from the moment we take it home. This week Noel and Jacob talk about a few cool resources that are available for fixing what you own, the positive environmental impact of slowing consumerism, and that we just might be surrounded by astronauts.
It’s September and this year’s Coastal Cleanup Day has become Coastal Cleanup Month! That’s why we welcomed our guest James Pribram, founder of the California non-profit ECO-Warrior Foundation, to tell us about his mission to inspire and motivate people to clean up our coast and how this all began on a Hot Summer Night!
When it comes to the topic of Nuclear Energy, most of the public’s perception has been darkened by Chernobyl and even TV shows like The Simpsons with images of glowing green goop. But this week, Noel and Jacob present how Nuclear Power could be crucial in our transition towards creating sustainable, carbon-free energy!
Nearly 12,000 lightning strikes hit California over a 72 hour weekend in August which ignited some of the biggest wildfire’s in the state’s history– which begs the question as to why are there more storms, more fires, and what can be done to prevent it from happening? During this week’s episode of The Biofriendly Podcast one thing is abundantly clear to Noel and Jacob, and that is you NEVER mess with Smokey the Bear!
What is the secret to a long and happy life? How do people who drink martinis and eat bacon every day become Centenarians? This week on The Biofriendly Podcast, Noel and Jacob list several scientifically proven ways to increase your longevity–because they both already know they are going to live FOREVER!
Faux leather, also mostly known as pleather, has been around for decades as the less-expensive alternative to real leather, but can often be a problem for the environment when made from plastic. Noel and Jacob uncover a world of pineapple chaps and apple skin handbags as they learn about some cool methods for making vegan leather that could revolutionize uniforms for vampire hunters!
Protecting our planet’s natural wonders and restoring developed lands back to their original state is a crucial part of conservation. After returning home safely from a few trips to see National Parks, Noel and Jacob discuss some of the dangers of displacing environmental harms in the name of conservation and discover that the answer might be Beyoncé.
From the tap to the bottle… what exactly are we drinking in our water and is it good for us? On this week’s episode of The Biofriendly Podcast, Noel and Jacob talk about what’s in the water, does it give us the nutrients we need, and why do people think Zac Efron has a dad bod?