You know when you’ve ordered something online and it arrives on your front porch in a box and you open that box only to find another box, and another, and another, and… well you get the idea. It’s the holiday season and as we toss our gifts in the mail, Noel and Jacob unpack the problems with how we ship our gifts, some eco-friendly alternatives that will keep your stuff safe, and could your old socks and underwear be the gift that keeps on giving?!
Hydraulic fracturing, also known as ‘fracking,’ can be a hot button topic when discussing the environment. This week Noel and Jacob drill into the subject, weigh the pros and cons of this resource gathering process, and stress the importance of relaxed and groovy buildings.
We all know that single-use plastic bottles have become an environmental nightmare, but what if we could choose paper over plastic for a more sustainable stepping stone out of the problem? This week we welcome Robert Koenen from ‘Boxed Water Is Better’ to talk about this little Midwestern startup taking on Big Bottle, Jacob shares his Boxed Water celebrity story, and we learn that Rob and Noel might bring back a rollerblading renaissance.
Did you know that we eat a different banana today than we did in the 1950’s? And thanks to a fungal strain called Tropical Race 4, our current bananas are on the verge of extinction once again. As scientists scramble to build a better banana, Noel and Jacob peel back the disadvantages of monoculture farming, why all of our food shouldn’t look the same, and sometimes you need MTV to keep things weird.
This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we welcome Danielle Doggett, who is the co-founder and Managing Director of SAILCARGO INC. in Costa Rica where they are constructing a zero emission sailing cargo ship from scratch known as the Ceiba! As Danielle hoists the sails on clean shipping, Noel discovers he needs to come up with 500k, and Jacob decides to become a sustainable stowaway.
This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we welcomed sustainable designer, Imani Hamilton, to share a bit about her environmental call to action, what exactly goes into designing products for sustainability, and a helpful acronym to remember environmental choices to prevent climate change. We also learn that Noel has a blast at karaoke and that Jacob just might have to give up his petroleum powered Playstation.
Around 70% of the world’s cocoa beans come from West Africa, but the due to the extreme poverty of the region the chocolate industry has struggled to prevent child labor for decades. As Noel and Jacob take a bite out of sustainable choices, they share some ways you can keep ‘Big Chocolate’ accountable and promise not to cancel chocolate.
This week on The Biofriendly Podcast, Jacob does his best to figure out what Green Hydrogen is all about and then repeat it back to Noel. In the end it turns out that electrolyzing water is like the Tunnel of Love, 2020 might be the growing pains we all needed, and no mater what we can’t give up!
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.