composting

What Impact Could California’s New Composting Policy Have on Waste Reduction?

Developed countries, like the U.S., are establishing national sustainability regulations. Waste reduction measures can minimize surface-level and atmospheric pollution and improve the planet’s health.  A significant quantity of pollution comes from food waste. The agricultural industry uses large amounts of resources and energy to produce food, and when it expires, all those efforts are wasted. […]

Restore the Forests with Spencer Plumb

This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we welcomed Spencer Plumb from the National Forest Foundation to talk about the importance of natural fires, how trees are the OG carbon capture technology, and sometimes you have to save the world with the power of Excel spreadsheets!

Trees Grown From Trees

Similar to coppicing, the Daisugi technique for growing trees began in Japan during the Muromachi period around the 14th century. The Sugi trees are pruned similar to a Bonsai trees and the wood is uniformly cut, straight and without knots. Perfect for construction and producing wood without cutting down trees for 700 years!

Replanted Forest with a Smile

This section of forest off of Highway 18 in Oregon was replanted with Tamarack (also called Larch) trees in the shape of the smiley face. Such a happy sight for drivers passing by.

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 […]

green in business

Ways Companies Can Save Money By Going Green

Going green isn’t just an important moral responsibility. It can also be a savvy financial strategy. Businesses of practically every kind can reduce their overhead and pad their bottom line by upgrading key pieces of technology and making simple changes to their habits. Not convinced? Just keep reading for a minute or so. You’ll quickly […]

Super Bowl Striving to Up Their Green Game

Every year, as the Super Bowl approaches, I begin to see discussions pop up as to how green can the Super Bowl really get. With millions of people watching the game and so much being spent on food, energy, transportation, lodging and the game itself, it is kind of hard to believe very many green, […]