Archives for December 2018

Make your home a Zero Waste home

The average American family of four sends upward of 4,000 pounds of trash to landfill each year. Bea Johnson sends a Mason jar’s worth. Since coining the term “zero waste home” nearly a decade ago, Bea has become an easy-breezy face of sustainable living. At Bios Urn we were fascinated to find out more about the Zero Waste movement! How […]

The rise of memorial gardens and natural burial grounds

In recent years there has been an increase in the number of people rejecting traditional burial customs and opting for a burial that better suits their beliefs, attitudes toward death and personal philosophy. One of the ways in which this has manifested itself is in an increase in demand for natural burial grounds. While traditional burial methods are […]

Climate change: planting trees to remove CO2 from the atmosphere

As well as rapidly reducing the carbon dioxide (CO2) that we humans are pumping into the atmosphere in huge amounts, recent scientific assessments of climate change have all suggested that cutting emissions alone will not be enough to keep global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 or 2 degrees C. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate […]

The History of the Christmas Tree

It´s that time of year again – Christmas is just around the corner. One of the first tell-tale signs is that Christmas trees start to pop up everywhere we look: in stores, in the streets, on the television and of course in people´s homes. The Christmas tree has become one of the main symbols of […]

One of a strong and inspiring woman and grandmother

A special story from Chesterfield, Virginia USA On a daily basis at Bios Urn, we come across stories which not only touch our hearts, but also touch our souls. Such was the case with a very special “Grammy” who´s story was shared to us by her wonderful daughter Angie. This story is one of a […]