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 […]

Welcome to the fascinating world of CrowdFarming

Have you ever heard of CrowdFarming? At first we hadn’t either at Bios Urn, although we had heard of something similar called “CrowdFunding” which is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. Well the more recent concept of CrowdFarming […]

Together let´s change Black Friday to Green Friday

Are you tired of hearing about Black Friday everywhere you go? This time of year is all about consumption and it can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming. Why does it have to be about buying more? That’s how the idea of making it a Green Friday came about. Let’s make this day about nature in our own […]

Onyx was one of Puerto Rico´s most loved dogs

Losing a pet can be like losing a family member. During such a heart-breaking time, many people seek out options open to them to keep their beloved pet close to home. This is how many discover the Bios Urn for pets. Our pets show us unconditional love. And although we don’t speak the same language, […]

Have you ever seen a Vertical Forest? Discover the Bosco Verticale in Milan!

Traveling to Italy recently, we discovered the incredible Bosco Verticale: a skyscraper which is a living forest! What an incredible piece of architecture. This is the first example of a ‘Vertical Forest’ (il Bosco Verticale). It was inaugurated in October 2014 in Milan in the Porta Nuova Isola area, as part of a wider renovation project […]

The Hidden Life of Trees: a must-read book

“The Hidden Life of Trees” is the title of a fascinating book which should be on everyone’s must-read list. In this international bestseller, the author Peter Wohlleben opens readers’ eyes to the amazing processes at work in forests every day. At Bios Urn we think that it’s one the most interesting things ever written. It’s about […]

Petrichor, the smell of rain (VIDEO)

PETRICHOR This word stands for the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry grounds. The word is composed by the combination of two Greek words: petra, that is to say stone, and ichor in Greek mythology the eternal essence that was supposed to be the blood of gods. The term does not date back […]