Amping Up Earth Day

What if children around the world have been missing out on the gifts of an ancient tree spirit for thousands of years? This week Noel and Jacob build a bridge to Earth Day by revealing a magical new holiday 30 days later that will inspire generations to reconnect with nature, bake a pizza, and maybe sport a curly mustache!

Consumers Clogging Canals

Why do we need ships as big as the Empire State Building and why the heck did one get stuck in the Suez Canal? This week Noel and Jacob discuss the pros and cons of buying stuff around the world, why it’s important that we don’t blow up the moon, and the best way to get your spaghetti and meatballs at home!

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Fresh and Local

Today’s Biofriendly Image of the Day goes to this spread of fresh, autumn vegetables picked from a local farm. Not only does everything look really tasty, but the colors are extremely bright and beautiful. Kind of inspiring! Makes me want to do a little shopping at a local farm or farmers’ market in order to […]

Green Your Fourth of July in 4 Easy Steps

While red, white and blue are the traditional colors for Independence Day celebrations, we thought now would be a good time to help you green your 4th of July in four easy steps. Of course we don’t mean green in color necessarily, but in how you plan and execute your holiday plans. Greening your activities […]

7 Biofriendly Actions to Help You Get on the Path to Sustainability

Many people may not realize how a few simple changes could allow them to lead a more biofriendly, sustainable life. According to the EPA, “Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment.” This means, so long as we can figure […]

Green Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July

When it comes to the Fourth of July, Canada Day or any other holiday for that matter, many people have certain traditions they like to involve themselves in from year to year. On the 4th many people like to spend the day hanging out around the barbeque, others head out to the beach or lake […]

Bringing Your Kids into the Eco-Friendly Fold

Image courtesy of Leslie Quigley aka LaMamaNaturale Unbelievable as it may seem, the kids are heading back to school for another year of learning. Since they are going to be learning all kinds of new things to help their minds grow and futures unfold, now is a great time to bring your kids into the […]

7 Green Holiday Shopping and Gift Ideas

Image by Jenn Deering Davis / Creative Commons December is here and the holidays are just around the corner. Before you know it, the holidays will have come and gone and we will be ringing in the new year. But for those of you (me included) who haven’t managed to finish their holiday shopping, here […]

World Food Day: Steps Towards a Sustainable Future

Sunday, October 16th is World Food Day 2011. It is a day for uniting people, from all walks of life, in order to increase awareness and understanding about the need to alleviate worldwide hunger. While there are many ways people can participate and contribute on World Food Day, here are a couple of ideas you […]

5 Eco-Friendly Tips for Your Fourth of July (and Canada Day)

Image by Joel Mann Fourth of July (and Canada Day) are almost upon us. Millions of people will be enjoying their weekend by spending some time at local parks, beaches, lakes and even enjoying the great outdoors found right in their own backyards. BBQing and grilling are both a Fourth of July and Canada Day […]