Will the “planetary health diet” save lives, the planet and feed us all?

It is being talked about worldwide. A diet has been developed that promises to save lives, feed 10 billion people and all without causing catastrophic damage to the planet. Have you heard about it yet? A group of scientists have been working backstage to try to figure out how we are going to feed billions […]

Bios Urn Blog: Discover the 5 most-read articles in 2018!

A new year has begun. Welcome 2019! A whole year of blank pages ready to be filled with many more interesting Bios Urn Blog articles! In 2018, we have enjoyed bringing you the latest news, ecological current affairs, sustainable trends and emotional testimonials. This coming year, you can hope to see lots more with a […]

An emotional testimonial from California wildfires victim

On a daily basis at Bios Urn, we come across stories which not only touch our hearts, but also touch our souls. And this sure is one of them. Wherever you live in the world, you must of heard about the deadly California wildfires that occurred in 2018. The 2018 California wildfires season is the deadliest and […]

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 […]

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 […]