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. 

open road

Greening Your Road Trip: 5 Tips to Make Road Travel More Sustainable

I love to plan road trips. However, since the birth of my son, who is an asthmatic patient, I have not been on a road trip, mostly because his allergies are at peak in summers. The increasing carbon emissions and various forms of pollution further intensify the issue.  I, therefore, decided to take a road […]

Golden Monkey Hugs | Green Wings Award

Here is something that will put a smile on your face before the weekend. Here we have two endangered golden monkeys giving each other a hug. As a bonus, turn up your sound for some cuteness overload. We just had to give these adorable hugging monkeys our Green Wings Award of the week! Source unknown. […]

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.

office space

5 Green Design Trends in the Commercial Office Space

It is no secret the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the traditional office space on its head. However, in all honesty, the health crisis only intensified a trend already in motion, as many companies had been exploring how remote work could help them control office costs and reduce their carbon footprint. Moving forward, commercial offices must […]

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 Eye in the Arch

We are so grateful to our Biofriendly Planet readers as someone reached out and let us know that this image was taken by photographer Zach Cooley. We couldn’t help but marvel at this stunning photo of a seemingly omniscient eye watching over Earth, which was achieved over two nights of single shots and double exposures. […]

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.

Marbled Orb-weaver

As we continue into the fall, the Marbled Orb-weaver (Araneus marmoreus) is the perfect example of nature’s autumnal color palette. This species of spider is sometimes called the pumpkin spider and for good reason. This plump arachnid is found throughout all of Canada to Alaska, the northern Rockies, from North Dakota to Texas, and then east to the Atlantic, as […]

ecommerce

Benefits of Greening Your eCommerce Business

Technology has advanced to the point where we no longer have to worry about getting things done and now have the optional luxury of caring about how we get things done. Coal and oil were the standard fuel for years because there was no other option. Still, now we can see the damage that has […]