Hanami is the popular Japanese tradition of flower viewing while picnicking

Hanami is a beautiful Japanese tradition focused on enjoying a day under the trees, with friends and a picnic.   Hanami is the Japanese tradition of flower viewing, which has been practiced for many centuries. In Japanese, Hanami quite literally translates to the phrase ¨flower viewing.¨ Japanese culture has a strong connection to nature, and […]

Apple unveils nature-filled, solar-powered future for its retail stores

Apple´s new retail stores are designed with nature in mind Apple has been committed to pursuing energy-efficient growth, by increasing resources in renewable energy projects and ventures. They are committed to reducing their carbon footprint, by using 99% recycled materials for all paper sourced packaging. Recently they´ve even gone so far as to purchase their own land […]

Cemeteries Weren´t Designed With The Future in Mind

Throughout history, we’ve seen different spaces and buildings designed to allocate the remains of people who passed away. From Egyptians, who designed pyramids to remember and honor the pharaohs and their queens, to the ancient city of Çatalhöyük (Turkey) where people used to bury their beloved under their houses (Check our post about ways of burying in the […]

Barnraiser, the future of crowdfunding

Here at Urna Bios we love green. Green trees, green tea but especially green ideas. This is exactly what this post is about: an excellent green idea. Do you know Kickstarter or Indiegogo? Well, they are not alone. The new frontier of crowdfunding is called Barnraiser. This platform aims at raising money for green economy […]

Greenification

How does a city look like? Considering that half of the world population lives in urban centers, we will reasonably think at a city as an overcrowded and polluted space dominated by a grey sky. However, if you look better around you, you may see a yellow wheatfield. At least this is what happened in […]

The Native American Code of Ethics We Should All Live By

The Native American culture is highly spiritual and places a great emphasis on respect for Mother Earth, Father Sky, Grandfather Sun and Grandmother Moon as well as all living and non-living objects. 1. Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak. 2. Be tolerant […]