What the Frack?!

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as ‘fracking,’ can be a hot button topic when discussing the environment. This week Noel and Jacob drill into the subject, weigh the pros and cons of this resource gathering process, and stress the importance of relaxed and groovy buildings. 

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 90 - Taking On Big Bottle with Robert Koenen

Taking On Big Bottle with Robert Koenen

We all know that single-use plastic bottles have become an environmental nightmare, but what if we could choose paper over plastic for a more sustainable stepping stone out of the problem? This week we welcome Robert Koenen from ‘Boxed Water Is Better’ to talk about this little Midwestern startup taking on Big Bottle, Jacob shares his Boxed Water celebrity story, and we learn that Rob and Noel might bring back a rollerblading renaissance.

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 89 - Noel and Jacob Go Bananas

Noel and Jacob Go Bananas

Did you know that we eat a different banana today than we did in the 1950’s? And thanks to a fungal strain called Tropical Race 4, our current bananas are on the verge of extinction once again. As scientists scramble to build a better banana, Noel and Jacob peel back the disadvantages of monoculture farming, why all of our food shouldn’t look the same, and sometimes you need MTV to keep things weird.

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 88 - Solving Cargo Pollution with Sailboats? with Danielle Doggett

Solving Cargo Pollution with Sailboats? with Danielle Doggett

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.

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 87 - Sustainable Design with Imani Hamilton

Sustainable Design with Imani Hamilton

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.

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.

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 85 - Green Hydrogen

Green Hydrogen

This week on The Biofriendly Podcast, Jacob does his best to figure out what Green Hydrogen is all about and then repeat it back to Noel. In the end it turns out that electrolyzing water is like the Tunnel of Love, 2020 might be the growing pains we all needed, and no mater what we can’t give up!

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 84 - Go Nature. Go Carton. with Mustan Lalani

Go Nature. Go Carton. with Mustan Lalani

When it comes to our food delivery system around the world, packaging plays a pivotal role for food’s accessibility, nutrition and long-term storage. This week we welcome friend of the podcast, Mustan Lalani from Tetra Pak, to share about the new environmental ‘Go Nature. Go Carton.’ campaign, the company’s pledge to make a difference for climate change, and Mustan’s promise to let Noel and Jacob crash on his couch after one too many root beers.

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 83 - Citizen Science with Dr. Mark Chandler from Earthwatch

Citizen Science with Dr. Mark Chandler from Earthwatch

This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we welcome conservation biologist Dr. Mark Chandler to talk about Earthwatch, a 50-year-old organization that empowers environmental research in action by connecting regular people with scientists. Dr. Chandler teaches Noel and Jacob that they can practice this ‘citizen science’ from their own backyards to all around the world– or even at their first rodeo.

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 82 - Fix It

Fix It

Most of us have grown accustomed to throw-away culture as companies continue to make technology obsolete from the moment we take it home. This week Noel and Jacob talk about a few cool resources that are available for fixing what you own, the positive environmental impact of slowing consumerism, and that we just might be surrounded by astronauts.