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 […]

Story of the month: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]