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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!

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How Aspiring Entrepreneurs Can Prioritize Sustainability

If you are a business owner, or thinking of becoming one, it’s important to understand you have responsibilities. While there will be familiar elements such as finances and employee welfare, one of the areas receiving increasing focus as of late is entrepreneurs’ sustainability obligations. After all, industry is one of the key contributors of potentially […]

How Hacking A Pipeline Affects The Environment

By now you’ve probably heard about the ransomware hack of the Colonial Pipeline which seized hundreds of millions of gallons of fuel in the USA, but did you know that the cybercrooks behind everything felt pretty bad about it? This week, Noel and Jacob talk about what happened to the pipeline, what this means for our energy grid, and that the apocalypse will revolve around toilet paper!

Where Does Our Recycling Go? with Jonathan Levy

This week we welcomed the @ZeroWasteGuy from social media to talk about the life cycle of our waste. Recycling is oftentimes not the solution, so Jonathan breaks down the process, how we can minimize our waste, and why are people on the internet such jerks sometimes

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5 Ways Solar Panels Can Improve Your Rental Property

There are numerous ways you can improve your rental property, make it more marketable, and even find an ideal tenant. In most cases, you don’t have to break the bank to transform your rental property into a potential tenant’s dream home. In fact, some upgrades (like solar panels) can return some cash into your pocket […]

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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 […]

Sustainable Sugar

This Biofriendly Podcast is pretty sweet! Sugarcane is the most produced food commodity in the world, so as you can imagine it has a significant impact on many environmentally sensitive regions. This week Noel and Jacob talk about what’s being done to improve the sugar industry, some sweet sugar alternatives, and do we have to fight bears in hand-to-hand combat to get honey?!

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5 Ethical Reasons to Adopt Vegan Handbags Over Classic Leather

In the past, every time I reached for my leather Louis Vuitton purse, I felt a slight twinge of guilt. Did I really need a leather bag? Did an animal need to give up its hide just so I could hold stuff on my shoulder in a sturdier sack? Sure, it’s excellent quality, and I […]

Can Microsoft Keep it Green? with Holly Beale

With Microsoft’s recent commitment to be carbon negative by 2030, we invited our good friend and Sr. Program Manager at Microsoft, Holly Beale to talk about how her company is putting their words into action! Holly shares with Noel and Jacob about her personal journey in sustainability, some memorable moments with data center communities, and of most importantly her preference in peanut butter!

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How to Convince Your Partner to Go Green

Switching to a green lifestyle can be a rewarding experience. You’ll take charge of your carbon footprint and improve the planet. But what if your partner isn’t on board with the idea? If you feel awkward or nervous about bringing up the subject, use this guide to learn how to convince your partner to go […]