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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 […]

Don’t Release Balloons Outdoors | Tuesday Tip

This might seem like common sense by now, but balloons are terrible for the planet whenever they land in ecosystems. There have been some companies that claim to make biodegradable balloons, but it might be safer to explore other ways to celebrate together outdoors like planting trees, flying kites, pinwheels, floating flowers on water, and […]

The Bees Knees

You often hear about how important bees are for the planet, but what are some of the ways we can help the bees survive? This week, Noel and Jacob buzz around some ways you can BEE helpful by planting certain flowers, steering clear of hard to pronounce pesticides, and serving up cosmos to save the bees!

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How Technology Can Help Us Reduce The Rate Of Deforestation

Over the last century, forests have been significantly compromised, resulting in the green cover being lowered to only around 30%. An estimated 18 million acres of forest have been lost every year as calculated by the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization. Deforestation is leading to an imbalance in environmental and ecological lifecycles. Moreover, what […]

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 34 - A Trillion Trees

A Trillion Trees

Since we are faced with the task of planting a trillion trees to save planet Earth, Noel and Jacob turn their eyes to Johnny Appleseed for inspiration and decide they should start planting trees or at least counting trees for everyone else.

5 Lesser-Known Environmental Benefits of Planting Trees

The simple act of planting a tree isn’t as easy as it may seem. It has far-reaching implications for the environment, reduces pollution, provides a natural habitat for wildlife and feeds the soil. Beyond the visual appeal of a flowering dogwood or vibrant red maple, trees serve an important purpose. Of course, most people are […]

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National Arbor Day: Trees and Climate Change Mitigation

Today is National Arbor Day. Arbor Day was originally founded by J. Sterling Morton back in 1872 and is celebrated each year on the last Friday in April. The idea behind Arbor Day was simple; set aside a special day for tree planting. Now, each year, we celebrate National Arbor Day by planting more trees. […]

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Walk Among the Trees

Today’s Biofriendly Image of the Day goes to this forest and its beautiful tree-lined path. As the Chinese proverb goes, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” There’s no question we all need trees in order to survive. Trees absorb carbon dioxide, provide oxygen, act […]

Arbor Day: 4 Reasons You Should Plant a Tree

While Arbor Day is only celebrated once a year, it is this day that affords each of us a new opportunity to make a difference in the environment around us. While many people may try to incorporate daily or weekly eco-friendly actions into their lives like recycling, minimizing one- or single-use plastic items, eliminating food […]

Green Is More Than Just a Color: St. Patrick’s Day Edition

Green is much more than just a color. It’s a commitment to protecting the environment. It is conducting yourself in an eco-friendly manner as much as possible. It is a celebration of life. It’s thinking about the future, not just the present. It’s focusing on sustainability what that means in your day-to-day activities. On St. […]