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The Environmental Impact of Car Use and Maintenance During COVID-19

A properly maintained car not only performs better and costs less to run, but it can help protect the planet. Of course not using your fossil fuel car at all, which has become far more common since the start of the pandemic, can also help. Let’s take a slightly friendlier look at the implications of […]

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Outdoor Thanksgiving Dinner: Tips to Make It Happen

Thanksgiving is the time of year when friends and family traditionally gather for a group meal to celebrate the year. People come together to share food, stories, and company as households worldwide give thanks for the good things in life. This year, however, Thanksgiving will look different as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect households […]

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Environmentally-Friendly Ways to Clean and Sanitize Your Home’s Surfaces

As we all pay closer attention to our personal sanitation practices in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are wondering how we can keep our homes clean without negatively affecting the environment or pushing us over our budget. Furthermore, many of us are also concerned about the harsh chemicals, found in mainstream cleaning […]

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The Good Earth: How Rollbacks on Environmental Regulations Will Impact the World

As devastating as the COVID-19 pandemic has been, there is, at least, something good to have come from it. When the world went into lockdown, for just a little while, our Earth got a bit of a reprieve from the abuses we humans heap upon it. In China, carbon emissions fell by more than 25% […]

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Eco-Friendly Benefits of Telehealth Visits

The current COVID-19 pandemic has forced everyone to change their usual routines, and the medical industry is no exception. Patients and providers have created and adapted to new systems so medical care can continue as safely as possible. One of those new systems is telehealth. Patients can now see their providers over virtual appointments either […]

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Biofriendly Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality at Home

While the good news is carbon emissions have dropped around 17 percent in recent months, due to coronavirus quarantines put in place around the world, indoor air pollution continues to be an issue we’re all dealing with day in and day out. According to the EPA, the average American spends around 90% of their day […]

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Environmental Effects of Home Isolation

While the Coronavirus pandemic has affected nearly everyone in one way or another, the silver lining seems to be the required social distancing practices have given our environment a much-needed break. As a result of entire countries following home isolation protocols, put in place to help flatten the curve, the positive changes in the environment […]

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 63 - A COVID-19 Perspective from an ER Doctor

A COVID-19 Perspective from an ER Doctor

Emergency Room Doctor and friend of the podcast, Dr. Matthew Janssen, joins Noel and Jacob this week to share his fascinating first-hand experience treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Janssen presents some of his personal theories as to the current state of California, some surprising insights into hospital capacity, and what we might expect going forward.

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Earth Day – Climate Action Goes Digital

It shouldn’t be a surprise but, this year, Earth Day is going to be quite a bit different than in years past. To start, this year is Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary!! It is also a unique time in the history of our world. Most people are under stay at home (or safer at home) orders […]