Sustainable Logging and the Cities of Wood

Construction’s environmental footprint is huge. That’s why architects and builders are looking toward using wood as a more sustainable choice! Now that might give you pause as to what that means for our planet’s forests, so that’s why this week we talk about sustainable logging, why balance is so important, and why we are your number one source for green knowledge and fart jokes.

Buy Well, Buy Once

Buy Well, Buy Once: How to Make Planet-Friendly Purchases

Most of us are aware of the need to reduce waste. But while we may diligently sort, recycle and donate goods for reuse, these efforts only go so far. We need to make planet-friendly purchases because, with the continuing popularity for fast fashion, over-packaged products and cheap electronics, the issue of global waste remains problematic. […]

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Hiking on Sacred, Indigenous Land — Is It Ethical?

Hiking continues to be one of the greatest pastimes for people all over the country, and since America is particularly known for having plenty of places to explore and vast swatches of land to enjoy, this is a prime place to do it. However, if you love hiking and exploring, then you need to do […]

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4 Simple Ways to Make Your Holiday More Eco-Conscious

It’s time to break out the sweaters and decorations because the winter holidays are just around the corner. Christmas and all the winter holidays are many peoples’ favorite times of the year. It’s an opportunity to celebrate with loved ones and exchange gifts with each other. However, a number of the holiday traditions we hold […]

Electric Fungi and the Wood Wide Web

While scientists are arguing over whether trees are talking to each other or not, one study has found that mushrooms are talking to each other in patterns similar to human speech! This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we explore this notion of the wood wide web, why science will always need magic, and did Noel and Jacob once again end the fight between scientists?

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Snow Be Gone: Eco-Friendly Methods of Snow Removal

Traditional snow removal methods, such as rock salt and gas-powered snow blowers, are great for clearing icy roads but bad for the environment. Salt can accumulate in waterways and fossil fuels contribute to climate change. Luckily, you don’t have to resign yourself to being snowed in this winter – there are eco-friendly snow removal methods […]

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Energy Innovation: Could Sand Power the Next Battery?

The world is in the midst of a renewable energy transition being propelled forward at a breakneck speed by the rising costs of oil and gas, climate change impacts and the increased availability of alternative technologies. One of the most significant challenges to the widespread adoption of renewable energy is providing a steady supply of […]

Flexible Solar On Every Surface with Phil Layton

This week we have a guest interview with Phil Layton, CEO of Pi Energy, which is a company developing thin, flexible, solar nanofilms that make it possible to install solar on almost any surface. We chat with Phil about new solar possibilities, how scientists are working to capture more power from the sun, why Noel and Jacob are dressed in America.

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Every Aspect of Construction Needs to Focus on Sustainability…Especially Project Managers

Sustainability is a popular value amongst consumers, but it also benefits professionals who embrace it. Project managers have an influential role in promoting eco-friendliness in construction to push the industry forward. You can focus on these aspects to integrate green practices into every part of the construction process. 1. Prioritize Sustainability in RFPs Minimizing carbon […]

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Tips to Make Your Black Friday Shopping More Eco-Friendly

Thanksgiving is coming up quickly, which means many people are already planning their Black Friday shopping sprees. Black Friday brings some of the largest sales of the year, just in time for Christmas and the winter holidays. But while those deals are fantastic for shoppers, they come with some major drawbacks. The seasonal increase in […]