houseplants

Are Houseplants Environmentally Friendly?

Houseplants are becoming a popular design trend. They provide a beautiful aesthetic and a calming atmosphere. They also add a pop of color to your space. Besides, their design appeal plants also have some environmental impacts. Here are some of the benefits and drawbacks of this growing trend. How Do Houseplants Help the Environment  Besides […]

gardening practices

How to Adapt Your Gardening Practices for a Changing Climate

The changing climate is sure to have a huge impact on the way we manage our gardens, and our gardening practices, from the rise in temperatures to the erratic weather that’s increasingly likely over the coming years. Finding ways to ensure your garden is more resilient will be the key to maintaining a beautiful outdoor […]

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?

producing your own food

How Producing Your Own Food Can Actually Preserve the Environment

It may sound like a tagline from a blockbuster movie, but gardening can save the world. If COVID-19 has taught us anything more, besides the importance of washing our hands, it’s the planet thrives better when we’re locked up in our homes. We are part of this planet as much as it’s part of us, […]

Sustainable lawns

Sustainable Lawns: 10 Eco-Friendly Changes to Make Your Lawn Greener

There’s nothing like a beautiful garden to spruce up your property. However, you may not have realized most yards aren’t eco-friendly because they require so many resources to sustain. That’s why homeowners may want to reconsider how they care for their yards. Here are 10 tricks homeowners can use to maintain sustainable lawns: 1. Collect […]

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How To Live & Act More Sustainably In 2021

While the coronavirus pandemic may have been the talk of the town recently, climate change hasn’t exactly gone away. In fact, it’s becoming more and more of a pressing concern, which means living sustainably is key. Following the release of David Attenborough’s various documentaries on the BBC and Netflix, as well as the concerning statistics […]

forest path

Decisions, Decisions

When you come to a fork in the road, which path are you most likely to take? Do you choose the relatively manicured, well-traveled path or do you veer off the beaten path to see what adventure the forest may bring?  Image by Filip Stepian | Used with permission via the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 2.0 […]

oil palm plantation

What is the Problem with Palm Oil? Why Should We Care?

The most widely used vegetable oil in the world is palm oil which is produced from the fruits of trees called African oil palms. It’s a globally-traded agricultural commodity that’s used on so many different consumer products. It’s so vital a commodity that 50% of the products you’ll find in a supermarket contain palm oil! […]