Archives for July 2017

World´s Only Known Albino Gorilla Buried In A Bios Urn

“Little Snowflake,” The Albino Gorilla “Little Snowflake” (Copito De Nieve) was the world´s only known albino gorilla. He lived in the Barcelona Zoo for a majority of its life. Snowflake was captured in Equatorial Guinea in 1966 and then transferred to the Barcelona Zoo. He lived nearly 40 years in the zoo, and was its […]

Bios Urn Lets Your Pet’s Memory Live On as a Tree

Turn your pets ashes into a living tree. What many people don´t know is that the Bios Urn is not just for people, it´s also for pets. When a pet passes away, it can sometimes be extremely difficult trying to find a way to honor them in a respectful and compassionate way. The Bios Urn […]

Bark: An Intimate Look at the World’s Trees

Tree´s: Beautiful on the inside, and on the outside. A French photographer by the name of Cedric Pollet has the lovely job of traveling around the world, and taking photos of the most beautiful bark he stumbles upon. Perhaps it is the job of a photographer to zoom in on life´s small details and make […]

The Church Made Out Of Living Trees

A Living Breathing Monument The Tree Church in New Zealand was created by Barry Cox, and began as a project in 2011. The inspiration for the tree church came to Cox when he pondered a place that people could visit which would serve as a “retreat from society.” Indeed, this magical structure does just that […]

Forests over Cemeteries: The Rise of Green Burials and the Bios Urn

Cemeteries weren´t designed with the future in mind. Cemeteries need to evolve. To put it as simply as possible: burials are polluting for the planet. “More than 800,000 gallons of formaldehyde are put into the ground along with dead bodies every year in the US. That’s enough to fill one and a quarter Olympic-sized swimming […]

Life & Death: Celebrating the Independence of Choice

Every year, various countries and states around the world celebrate a day of independence. Generally these days are rooted in historical events that occurred in years or decades past. What rings true about independence days in the world, is the sense of freedom reflected in these days – a sense of autonomy that the collective […]