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 […]

Does Air Conditioning Harm the Environment?

As global temperatures rise, our dependence on air-conditioning only increases, which causes even more problems in the atmosphere. This week, Noel and Jacob talk about the challenges of living in arid climates, creative ways to cool down before bed, and can anyone fit their pillow in the freezer?

Are Carbon Offsets Actually Helpful? with Dr. Mark Trexler

When it comes to tackling the challenges of climate change we often need a new perspective so that’s why this week we welcomed Dr. Mark Trexler from The Climatographers to The Biofriendly Podcast. Mark shares a new way of thinking that could bring about more collective action, how carbon offsets were first created, and how is this all like a pregnancy test?

Underwater Climate Meeting

As part of a campaign publicizing the threat of climate change and its effects on the Maldives, Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed presided over the world’s first underwater cabinet meeting on October 17th, 2009, off the island of Girifushi with the meeting participants underwater in scuba diving gear. .

Amping Up Earth Day

What if children around the world have been missing out on the gifts of an ancient tree spirit for thousands of years? This week Noel and Jacob build a bridge to Earth Day by revealing a magical new holiday 30 days later that will inspire generations to reconnect with nature, bake a pizza, and maybe sport a curly mustache!

Russia and Carbon Offsets

What do you do when you’re the world’s fourth-largest greenhouse gas emitter but you own 20 percent of the global forests? Well, according to Russia, you tell the UN to cut you some slack and lease parts of the forest for carbon offsets. This week, Noel and Jacob talk about what Russia is up to, how carbon offsets work, and is Spaceballs an environmental documentary?

Consumers Clogging Canals

Why do we need ships as big as the Empire State Building and why the heck did one get stuck in the Suez Canal? This week Noel and Jacob discuss the pros and cons of buying stuff around the world, why it’s important that we don’t blow up the moon, and the best way to get your spaghetti and meatballs at home!

What’s Up with the Stratosphere?

Whatever happened with the hole in the ozone layer? Could we dim the sun by launching chalk dust into the sky? This week, Noel and Jacob study our stratosphere and discuss some of the ways we protect our planet from UV rays… all with the help of the Cheddar Dynasty.

Microfiber Innovation Challenge with Barbara Martinez

Did you know that plastic microfibers from our clothing are the source of 35% of all microplastics in the ocean? This week we are joined by Barbara Martinez from Conservation X Labs to tell Noel and Jacob about their challenge that will award $650,000 in prizes to winning innovations, how this could revolutionize textiles, and why curling teams need to make a comeback!

Only 100,000,000 Years Left To Live with Paul M. Sutter

When it comes to learning more about the Earth, it’s important to look to our own solar system to see how the other planets have transformed over millions of years. That’s why we invited astrophysicist, author, host, and science educator Paul M. Sutter to join us this week on The Biofriendly Podcast to chat about interstellar space travel, life on other planets, and why Bruce Willis could be the key to everything!