After the recent winter storms in Texas, we have seen a fair amount of finger-pointing as to why the state was underprepared and left in the cold. This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we directly address the accusations against green technology, why a fire should always have its place, and Noel gets riled up about all the nonsense!
As the news continues to report record low temperatures and winter storms hitting as far south as the U.S. State of Texas, it’s time to talk about what a Polar Vortex is exactly and why this is happening. Having been knee-deep in a Polar Vortex before, Noel and Jacob break down the science behind the arctic blast, what it means for our Earth’s climate, and that the only way to survive an Ice Age is in a Wendy’s.
While 2020 will always now be remembered as ‘the year of the coronavirus pandemic’, it’s easy to forget just how significant a period of time it has been in the fight against climate change, as well as the increase of conscious consumerism. One of the – if not the biggest – global issue we as […]
Did you know the average American household uses 11,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually? This energy consumption number comes from air conditioning, water heating and other standard practices. It’s not uncommon for people to spend $1,000 or more on utility bills every year. These habits are also bad for the environment. You can learn how to […]
Another year has come to an end but, as you know, 2020 is not just another year. As a human collective, we have been through a lot of trials and tribulations this past year. Fortunately, the calendar has flipped to a new year. Our daily lives have shifted dramatically, for some more than others, and […]
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 […]
It’s fair to say climate change is the defining problem of the 21st century (so far, at least). CO2, while not the most dangerous greenhouse gas, is the one we produce in quantity—and with transportation responsible for 28% of CO2 emissions in the US, it’s also one we can significantly reduce by transitioning to electric […]
Climate change is a primary consideration in 2020. Before acting, many people stop and second guess the impact their decisions will have on the environment. The real estate world is no exception. Therefore, if you are planning some upcoming interior renovations, choose the following remodeling projects to limit your home’s impact on the environment. 1. […]
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.