Should We Be Afraid of Gas Stoves?

Gas stoves recently became a trending topic as click-bait articles claimed they were being banned forever! This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we set the record straight and fire up a conversation about cooking indoors, what it all means for our indoor air pollution, and Noel gets passionate about Grease the movie musical.

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Thoughtful Ways to Clean Your Home That Support the Environment

The holidays are almost here, so it’s time to get out the mop and broom, start to tidy up and begin clean your home for receiving guests. The question is, how will doing so impact your carbon footprint?  You might not often pause to reflect on how your cleaning choices impact the environment. However, everything […]

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7 Commons Myths About Making a Sustainable Home Debunked

If you’re considering building a sustainable home, or renovating your current home for greater energy efficiency, you might wonder if it’s worth it. After all, maybe you’ve read about green building or heard stories countering its benefits and complaining about the costs. Crafting a sustainable home should still account for design and aesthetics, but reap […]

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8 Secret Sources of Wasted Energy In Your Home

Turning off the lights in an unoccupied room or cutting back on water usage are ways you can save money on your household bills and positively impact the environment. However, there may be secret sources of wasted energy in your home of which you’re unaware. Inflation and the rising cost of electricity left 20% of […]

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12 Ways to Renovate Your Home Sustainably

There’s a lot to think about when renovating your home. You need to design your new space and add your personal style to the house. However, you should also incorporate substance, as well as style, when doing home renovations. Consider how you can help the environment when making design choices. Here are 12 ways you […]

Choose Ecofriendly Paints | Tuesday Tip

The risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.

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How to Reduce Air Conditioning Costs in Summer

Summer is a time full of barbecues and beach trips. It also brings the heat, which will lead you to crank up your air conditioning. However, the costs to cool your home can add up quick.  Here are some green tips for reducing your utility bills this summer.  Upgrade Your Windows If your windows are […]

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What Factors Contribute to a Sustainable Building?

Residential and commercial properties around the globe are adopting sustainable features. When you drive through suburban neighborhoods, you may notice solar panels mounted on rooftops. These green devices and other energy- and water-efficient technologies benefit building owners and the planet. Installing sustainable features on a building increases its value, lowers utility costs and shrinks its […]

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How to Benefit from Nature: Inside and Out

This month’s Biofriendly DIY is all about how to benefit from nature both inside and out. Now, when I say inside and out, I mean a few things. I mean how nature can be beneficial to you inside the home as well as outside the home. I also mean, and maybe more importantly, how nature […]

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How to Jumpstart Your Spring Cleaning

Even though spring hasn’t officially arrived, now is the perfect time to jumpstart your spring cleaning and give your home a fresh start for the new year. This is especially important, because it’s very likely you’ve been spending a lot more time at home than usual due to the coronavirus. Plus, it never hurts to […]