Gamers Going Green

Grab your controllers because a new player has entered the game… planet Earth! This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we discuss how the UN has launched an initiative to utilize gaming to teach kids about the environment, we dream up our own groundbreaking green games, and how is Noel in two places at the same time? 

Getting Down With Gravity

Not only is gravity a force to be reckoned with, but it turns out that the gravity of the situation could help replace lithium batteries one day. This week Noel and Jacob weigh-in on a new gravity powered facility in Scotland, discuss how renewable energy storage has changed the gravity game, and why bears dread their 40th birthday.

Rice Is For the Birds with Paul Buttner

This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we welcomed Paul Buttner from the California Rice Commission to talk about how they’ve transformed the rice fields of the Sacramento Valley into a safe haven for millions of waterbirds, ducks and geese. Paul talks about his environmental journey from air pollution to wildlife conservation, and did the California Raisins steal all of rice’s thunder?

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!

Russia and Carbon Offsets

What do you do when you’re the world’s fourth-largest greenhouse gas emitter but you own 20 percent of the global forests? Well, according to Russia, you tell the UN to cut you some slack and lease parts of the forest for carbon offsets. This week, Noel and Jacob talk about what Russia is up to, how carbon offsets work, and is Spaceballs an environmental documentary?

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!

What’s Up with the Stratosphere?

Whatever happened with the hole in the ozone layer? Could we dim the sun by launching chalk dust into the sky? This week, Noel and Jacob study our stratosphere and discuss some of the ways we protect our planet from UV rays… all with the help of the Cheddar Dynasty.

forest bathing

How to Go Forest Bathing, and Why You Should

The assertion that we are in danger of losing touch with nature is not exactly groundbreaking stuff. More than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, with hectic lifestyles in performance-driven economies making us ever more stressed, anxious and ill. Not only are we struggling to switch off and recharge, but also we […]

Microfiber Innovation Challenge with Barbara Martinez

Did you know that plastic microfibers from our clothing are the source of 35% of all microplastics in the ocean? This week we are joined by Barbara Martinez from Conservation X Labs to tell Noel and Jacob about their challenge that will award $650,000 in prizes to winning innovations, how this could revolutionize textiles, and why curling teams need to make a comeback!

Only 100,000,000 Years Left To Live with Paul M. Sutter

When it comes to learning more about the Earth, it’s important to look to our own solar system to see how the other planets have transformed over millions of years. That’s why we invited astrophysicist, author, host, and science educator Paul M. Sutter to join us this week on The Biofriendly Podcast to chat about interstellar space travel, life on other planets, and why Bruce Willis could be the key to everything!