The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 86 - The Challenge of Sustainable Chocolate

The Challenge of Sustainable Chocolate

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.

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Teaching Children Sustainability Through DIY Projects

Children learn new things about the world every day. When they’re not discovering words or watching educational shows on TV, they build social and emotional connections with other people. It’s good to continually expand their knowledge, especially at home. You don’t need to start homeschooling or form lesson plans to teach your kids about things […]

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How to Talk to Children About Environmental Issues

A lot is happening in the world. Forests are burning, ice caps are melting, wildlife is being threatened and a virus is endangering humanity. On the other side of the coin, as much of mankind is currently under stay at home orders, air pollution levels have dropped dramatically, wildlife has been able to roam unhindered […]

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How to Get Neighbors Involved in Community Gardens

Starting a garden in your community that is open to all is an excellent way to increase community engagement and overall mood of those living nearby. Everyone can pick up some new gardening skills and save money by not having to purchase as much fresh produce from the grocery store. Below are a handful of ways you […]

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The Importance of Providing a Green and Healthy Environment for Your Child

As a parent, one of your biggest responsibilities is to provide a safe and healthy home environment for your child. It is also one of the biggest challenges, especially since children usually learn from the examples they are given at home. Teaching children how to preserve the environment and lead a sustainable lifestyle is the […]

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5 Eco-Friendly Garden Ideas for Kids

With all the focus on recycling and being eco-friendly, gardening is the one way we can all contribute. It can also be a great way of including children and teaching them all about the need to care for the world and the impact we can make by being eco-friendly. Children do have short attention spans, […]

How to Raise Eco-Conscious Kids

In our modern world, there is a huge emphasis on preserving our environment. With the hole in the ozone layer growing bigger by the day, perhaps the best way to guarantee the health of our planet going forward is to teach our children how to  be eco-conscious and love the earth. Fortunately, there are plenty […]

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Helping Kids Understand the Importance of Being Environmentally-Friendly

More than ever before, there is a need for people who are passionate about the environment. Understanding the basics of a “green” lifestyle and being environmentally-friendly is a great way to help take care of the natural world, and there is no better time to start than in childhood. The idea of taking care of […]

Teaching Sustainability in Schools and to Our Children

To preserve this planet’s existing, natural resources it is essential that we take measures to improve our ability to conserve energy, reduce waste and increase our overall sustainability. When we talk about sustainability, we are referring to the ability to sustain our own needs without putting the needs of our children, grandchildren and future generations […]

8 Environmentally-Friendly Actions Your Kids Can Take

One of the things even the most environmentally-conscious parents sometimes forget is to include their kids in on their “green” actions. I learned early on that my kids were very interested in doing things that helped save energy, prevent waste and protect the earth. My daughter, for example, doesn’t let anyone in the family leave […]