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

Its been 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 more […]

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 […]

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 […]

A New Initiative to fight Climate Change: #YouthvGov movement

“Climate Change” is a current worldwide conversation, especially over the past few weeks. This is partly because of one of the most critical and controversials reports on climate change in recent years was published by leading scientists this month. The main message is alarmingly clear: this is the final call to save the world from […]

Floating Forest in Rotterdam Features Twenty Live Trees

On March 16, 2016,  twenty floating trees were installed in the Rotterdam´s historic harbor basin, Rijnhaven. The idea for this floating tree installation was inspired by sculptor Jorge Bakker. In the 1970´s, Bakker created an art piece which featured trees floating in a small aquarium. This ¨bobbing forest¨, also known as Dobberend, will stay in […]