Traveling sustainably has recently become increasingly important. The negative impacts caused by tourism have consequences that affect the environment. You can reduce your carbon footprint and still enjoy vacations when traveling to your desired destination. Here are 4 smart ways to become a more sustainable traveler this year. 1. Explore Exploring locally is the best way […]
Festival season is the signal summer has arrived for millions of people around the world. Whether it’s a music festival with a grandstand, a garden show filled with vibrant colors, a delicious food festival or tents filled with comedians making us laugh, festivals often attract huge crowds. As you likely are well-aware, the larger the […]
It may be April fools, but all of our news is true for ‘This Week in Green’ as we discuss pig poop power, human composting, climate victory gardens, and a futuristic machine called the Carbon Crusher! This week’s episode of The Biofriendly Podcast wraps up nicely with helpful tips on how you can reduce your shopping waste.
Construction produces 39% of all the carbon emissions in the world. The industry is making strides toward sustainability, but it still faces challenges. Some of the issues include the higher price of green technology and the lack of concrete action. Companies struggle to efficiently monitor sustainable practices. For example, some contractors don’t know the full […]
When it comes to sustainable living in the age of climate change, we still have much to learn. A sustainable home is an efficient home, which has been built or retrofitted in such a way to respect the Earth’s resources, optimize energy and water use, and to last for the long term. The question is how […]
Hiking offers numerous benefits, including lowered risk of heart disease, weight control, improved blood pressure, strength, balance, mental health, and more. It’s a wonderful way to connect not only with our inner selves, but also with nature. Since Mother Nature gives so much, the least we can do is treat our surroundings with respect and […]
Adopting a vegan (or vegetarian) diet seems like a logical step for anyone wanting to minimize their environmental impact and be a better dweller of Planet Earth. After all, research shows food from animal sources makes for one of the main contributors to carbon emissions, freshwater use, water pollution, and air pollution. However, while a […]
Data collection happens on a cosmic scale. As many as 1.145 trillion megabits of data are collected every day. And while the computing power and energy use involved present their own environmental concerns, the transparency and insights generated from data have the potential to make a difference in global sustainability. Data use is multi-faceted. This […]