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How to Effectively Lower Vehicle Emissions

In this Biofriendly Planet DIY series, we’re going to go over some driving tips to help you effectively lower vehicle emissions. Now that summer is here, and people are anxious to get outdoors to enjoy the warmer weather, travel plans will be on the rise. Whether you’re planning to head out for a short road […]

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8 Innovative Cities using Technology to Reduce Energy Use

High pollution, energy shortages and the depletion of natural resources have caused many of the world’s major metropolitan areas to rethink energy usage. City leaders are partnering with energy companies, environmental groups, technology developers and engineers to devise strategies for reducing energy consumption while creating cleaner urban environments.  Although much of the world still has […]

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Green Alternatives To Getting Around Town Without Driving Your Own Vehicle

If you want a greener way of getting around your town, you have more choice than ever these days. Some ways of being a greener wanderer are obvious, but some may not be so obvious to you. We’ll give you some ideas about how you can get around town with a smaller carbon footprint. You […]

Countries with the Highest and Lowest Levels of Air Pollution

Recently The Telegraph published an article and map laying out the world’s most polluted countries. Included in the article is a list of the 20 most polluted urban areas, as well as the 20 least polluted urban areas. With an estimated 7.5 billion people currently populating the Earth, it is important we do our part […]

CO2 Emissions: 10 Ways to Reduce Your Footprint

According to a report from The World Bank,  worldwide CO2 emissions as of 2013 were 4.996 metric tons per capita. For those of you who are unfamiliar, a metric ton is 2,204.62 pounds. This means each person is producing approximately 11,014 pounds of emissions each year. Unfortunately over the past 15 years, we have seen a […]

Biofriendly Tricks to Get Money-Saving Treats at the Pump

Unless you drive an electric vehicle (EV) seven days a week or use public transportation 100% of the time, the thought has probably crossed your mind as to what you can do to save money at the gas pump. I mean who doesn’t want to pay less for gas? Who isn’t interested in having a few extra bucks? Who wouldn’t […]

Sustainability and Super Bowl 50

With millions upon millions of eyes focused on the San Francisco Bay area and Super Bowl 50 this weekend, and game-watching parties happening all around the world, It raises the question of the sustainability of the big game. The Super Bowl is not exactly one of the greenest and most eco-friendly events in the world, […]

6 Ways to Reduce Your Driving Emissions

Vehicle emissions are one of the primary contributors to the slew of harmful greenhouse gases responsible for bringing about our current state of climate change. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, whenever a vehicle burns one gallon of gasoline, about 20 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) are produced. A little more than 22 pounds of […]

Some of My Favorite Ways to Green St. Patrick’s Day

Every year St. Patrick’s Day gets me thinking about all of the ways in we can celebrate this wonderfully-green day. You will of course want to wear green so as not to get pinched…now don’t say I didn’t warn you. Finding a four-leaf clover is another fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as who […]

10 Money-Saving Transportation Tips

According to reports, the average American travels in their vehicle an estimated 37 miles each and every day. That is over 13,000 miles per person, per year, which is double the amount we drove 30 odd years ago. Needless to say, such transportation habits can and are having a negative impact on the environment, the […]